WP1: Rapid Impact Projects

Years 1-2:

Ten Rapid Impact projects (£100K each)

TIBA will support 10 Rapid Impact (RI) projects, at least one proposed by each African partner. These are designed to capture the diverse challenges of health care systems in Africa and will both inform the development of our Making a Difference projects and provide data for our Toolkit projects. Each RI project will address a current knowledge gap which is resulting in either non-deployment of diagnostics or interventions or a lack of operational knowledge to improve the health of affected populations.

Nthabi Phaladze - Botswana

A situational analysis of schistosomiasis among communities in the Okavango Delta

Gordon Awandare - Ghana

The effects of Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) on the dynamics of Plasmodium falciparum, P. malariae and P. ovale infection in Ghana

Samson Kinyanjui - Kenya

Validation of novel merozoite targets for new vaccines against Plasmodium falciparum malaria

Nadine Rujeni - Rwanda

Evaluate the impact of e-health in the management of severe malaria cases in Rwanda

Moses Chimbari - South Africa

Preparing for an effective Mass Drug Administration Programme for South Africa: Elucidating burden, coverage, efficacy issues

Maowia Mukhtar - Sudan

Preparation for Malaria elimination from Khartoum State: Improvement of the health system and detection of persistent transmission foci of Plasmodium species

Upendo Mwingira - Tanzania

Monitoring of Lymphatic Filariasis in persistent hotspot transmission zones

Charles Waiswa - Uganda

Stability of T. b. rhodesiense in domestic cattle in Eastern Central Uganda and implications for rHAT and AAT control

Simbarashe Rusakaniko  - Zimbabwe

Adapting international criteria for the diagnosis of drug/immunization-related auto-immunity and allergies for specificity to African populations (Zimbabwe)

George Warimwe - Kenya

Characterising the Endemicity and Disease Burden of Chikungunya Virus Infection in Kenya