COUNTDOWN is a 7-year programme of Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) implementation research funded by UKAID within the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office (FCDO). COUNTDOWN brings together researchers from a range of backgrounds, policy makers, health care providers and implementation research specialists from Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, the UK and the USA.

COUNTDOWN is a multidisciplinary research programme and is dedicated to investigating cost-effective, scaled-up and sustainable solutions that are necessary to control and eliminate the most common NTDs. Over the last 5 years, COUNTDOWN has conducted research in 4 countries in West and Central Africa. In the final 2 years (2020-2021), COUNTDOWN is focused on consolidating evidence from all four partners in the global south and expanding the research impact.