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.
Nigeria is the first Sightsavers-supported country to resume treatments for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) since April due to COVID-19.
Sightsavers and partners delivered 11.7 million trachoma treatments and carried out nearly 32,000 trichiasis surgeries in two years under the Commonwealth Fund.
A Sightsavers-led programme in Africa has surpassed several of its first-year targets as it delivers more than 127 million drug treatments for five debilitating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).