KalaCORE is a UK aid funded programme and partnership that supports the control and elimination of visceral leishmaniasis in six of the most endemic countries globally, namely India, Nepal and Bangladesh in South Asia and Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan in East Africa.

As a programme, KalaCORE focusses on reducing the health and economic impact of VL, by supporting progress towards elimination in South Asia and by building stronger capacity for an effective VL response in East Africa. KalaCORE activities are centred on training health workers, providing health education and improving VL surveillance and case management. (Activities place particular emphasis on strengthening national programmes’ capacity for effective and sustainable control and elimination after the end of UK aid's support).

As a partnership, KalaCORE is formed of four key organisations, each bringing distinct and complementary skills for combatting this neglected tropical disease: Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi); Mott MacDonald; the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Primary LCNTDR organisation

External partners

  • Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi);
  • Mott MacDonald;
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)