Vector Biology and the CouNTDown consortium


Lead: Lisa Reimer

In order to achieve the 2020 targets for the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as lymphatic filariasis, it is clear that scaling up access to preventive chemotherapy alone is not enough. The COUNTDOWN consortium, funded by DfID, supports integrated complementary strategies to eliminate lymphatic filariasis. Lisa Reimer¹s group is evaluating the entomological, parasitological and social drivers of persistent filariasis transmission in Ghana. This research will inform the best approach for delivery and adherence to mass drug administration and vector control.