How COVID-19 has affected NTD control and elimination programs

The aims of this project are twofold – firstly to understand how neglected tropical disease (NTD) programs were interrupted or suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how this affected program implementation in selected countries in the Asia-Pacific region; Secondly to understand how existing NTD programs have adapted and changed in order to continue during the pandemic; examples of innovation will be noted.

Countries     Pacific Island Countries
South – East Asian Countries
Diseases   All NTDs, COVID-19
Drugs All
Research Discipline Social Science Research
Contact Person Dr Clare Dyer, Associate Professor Susana Vaz Nery
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Approximate project duration Apr 2019 – Nov 2020