Projections on eliminating NTDs (integrating mapping with modelling)

As 2020 approaches, international policy makers, donors and country control programs are scaling-up programs and considering different combinations of targeted interventions to achieve the goals supported in the London Declaration on NTDs.

This project aims to combine geo-spatial mapping and transmission modelling to provide local estimates of the impact of intervention programs for onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis and the Gambian form of human African trypanosomiasis (gHAT) in priority countries in Africa. We aim to provide not only the projections and analyses required for local policy planning, but also the development of graphical tools through which both geospatial mapping of risk and projections based on transmission models can be more easily accessed.

The work will leverage expertise in modelling the distribution and transmission of these diseases within the NTD modelling consortium. LSHTM will lead on spatial modelling of LF and onchocerciasis, and will also act as the partnerships lead. 

External partners

  • University of Warwick 
  • Erasmus University
  • Lancaster University    

Project presentation made at LCNTDR annual meeting Jan 2017