COR-NTD2021 Research Links Series 1 (March 31, 2021)

The first event of the COR-NTD2021 Research Links Series will take place on March 31, 2021.
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Delineation of transmission zones to improve the evidence-base for stop MDA decisions and reduce the risk of resurgence

Date and time: March 31, 2021 7:00 (EDT)
Moderator: Daniel Boakye
(Senior Technical Advisor, The END Fund, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research)
Annette C. Kuesel (Scientist, World Health Organization / TDR)
1) Lassane Koala (Research Institute of Health Sciences (Burkina Faso))
“Could onchocerciasis elimination in Burkina Faso be threatened by ongoing transmission in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana?”

2) Warwick Grant (La Trobe University (Australia))
“Population genomics for identification of O. volvulus transmission zones”

3) Karen McCulloch (La Trobe University (Australia))
“Modeling the risk of resurgence in an area after cessation of MDA due to'visitors' to and from neighbouring areas with ongoing transmission”

4) Shannon Hedtke (La Trobe University (Australia))
“Parasite genetic structure and delineation of LF transmission zones in the Samoan Islands”