COUNTDOWN is a 5-year Department for International Development (DFID)-funded project which brings together innovative and multi-disciplinary neglected tropical disease (NTD) researchers, policy makers, practitioners and implementation research specialists from Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, the UK and the USA.
Reflecting on the power dynamics between researchers and vulnerable communities: A Ghana case scenario
COUNTDOWN Ghana's Pamela Selormey, reflects on the power imbalances encountered during fieldwork in a vulnerable community in Ghana. This leads her to ask how researchers can ethically collect data and use incentives that do not compromise their work.
From ‘shiny hospitals’ to equitable access to NTD Services and the road to Universal Health Coverage
Shahreen Chowdhury and Kelly Smyth reflect on how successful NTD programmes support Universal Health Care in a blog, after attending the All Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and NTDs which took place on 10th September 2019 at Westminster.
Prof Russell Stothard on the new Pediatric Praziquantel Formulation
The phase III clinical trial of the new pediatric praziquantel formulation, was launched recently in Cote d'Ivoire. The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium invited Prof Russell Stothard - an expert on the subject, to share his thoughts on the drug's impact on young children and their families.
COUNTDOWN at the 11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine & International Health!
COUNTDOWN partners will attend the 11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine &International Health in Liverpool, from Monday 16th - Friday 20th September 2019.