Tropical Data services support the full survey process, from planning and protocol development through to data management and analysis of the survey data.
The team behind the service is a consortium of scientific, technological and implementation partners that made the GTMP – the largest infectious disease mapping ever undertaken – a success. International Trachoma Initiative provides the core data management service and backstops fieldwork. RTI develops and provides the technology behind the service and supports training-of-trainers sessions. Sightsavers provides project management, documentation, budgeting and training packages. WHO sets standards, provides scientific oversight and protects country interests.
The new initiative will help save on programme costs, provide faster and cleaner data in country and help countries to follow the global standard.
To find out more about the initiative, visit www.tropicaldata.org.
Sightsavers’ Tom Hodgson traveled to Zambian to see how Mr Ndalela is working to protect communities from the threat of trachoma.
The funding was announced by Richard Branson, via recorded video link, at the Global Citizen concert in Johannesburg on 2 December 2018.