Imperial College London
The School of Public Health at Imperial College London combines world-class research at the local, national and international level, translating science and epidemiology into policy, health education and primary care. Together with its research, teaching and evidence-led policy work, the School of Public Health aims to address the major public health challenges of the 21st century. The Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology promotes interdisciplinary research in the epidemiology, population biology, evolution and control of various infectious diseases.
The Department hosts two internationally renowned research organisations working in the field of NTD control:
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) works in 16 African countries and Yemen. It supports large-scale mass treatment and monitoring programmes for the control and elimination of schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminth infections.
Partnership for Child Development
The Partnership for Child Development (PCD) is committed to improving the health, education and nutrition of school-aged children in middle and low-income countries. PCD works to build the evidence base around cost-effective solutions to control and elimination NTDs within an integrated school health and nutrition framework.
The Department is also home to a number of NTD research groups, each with significant expertise in the area of the epidemiology and control of NTDs. These groups engage in various research activities while aiming to answer key questions about NTD dynamics and control.
These research groups include: