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Managing Morbidity and Preventing Disability (MMDP) Toolkit

The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing a toolkit to help programs implement MMDP services. The toolkit incorporates relevant resources developed by WHO and partner institutions, and its objectives are as follows:

provide tools and templates for implementation of key activities to strengthen delivery by the health system of the recommended minimum package of care for LF patients make information and tools accessible to national LF programs and health professionals around the world identify and resolve gaps in resources

Components focus on the following areas:

Planning, including patient estimation Capacity Building to Deliver MMDP Services Documentation of MMDP services

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Neglected Tropical Diseases: Planning, requesting medicines and reporting via the Joint Application Package

Explanation of how the process of procuring donated medicines for PCT NTDs works along with links to download required forms. Source: WHO.

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ESPEN Data Portal

The ESPEN Portal is an electronic platform designed to enable health ministries and stakeholders to share, and exchange subnational programme data, in support of the NTD control and elimination goals.

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Neglected Tropical Diseases World Map

This tool (click map below for interactive map) allows the user to selectively view multiple variables at once, identifying co-endemicity and intervention gaps, and thereby provides a stepping stone for integrated programming in country.

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Confirmatory Mapping Survey Builder (English, French, and Portuguese versions)

The Confirmatory Mapping Survey Builder tool was designed to provide a more rigorous assessment of ongoing lymphatic filariasis transmission where initial mapping yielded inconclusive results.

SSBremapping_v1.6[1] (631.50 KB)

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TAS-STH Survey Sample Builder Tool

The TAS-STH Survey Sample Builder tool was designed to help capture the impact of lymphatic filariasis programs on soil-transmitted helminthiasis and provide guidance on whether ongoing mass drug administration is needed to control the transmission of intestinal worms.

TAS_STH_SurveySampleBuilder_v1.51 (786.50 KB)

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Coverage Survey Builder for Coverage Evaluations

The Survey Sample Builder for Coverage Evaluations is designed to help program managers perform NTD coverage surveys. NTD-SC has also developed a web tool to help program managers analyze the results.

Coverage Evaluation Guidelines Final Draft_DEC 2016_clean (1.00 MB)

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Filariasis Test Strip (FTS) Bench Aid (English and French versions)

This bench aid (English and French versions shown below) provides detailed instruction on the proper use of the new Filariasis Test Strip used for the detection of Wuchereria bancrofti antigen. 

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Preventive Chemotherapy (PC) Data Portal

The Preventive Chemotherapy (PC) Data Portal provides access to data from the WHO’s PCT Databank for 4 key indicators (Population Requiring Preventive Chemotherapy (PCT), Population Receiving PCT, Coverage, and Comparative Performance) across the 5 PCT NTDs (Lymphatic Filariasis, Onchocerciasis, Schistosomiasis, Soil-Transmitted Helminths, and Trachoma).

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Preventive Chemotherapy Databank

The PCT Databank presents historical data as reported to WHO. This tool is designed to empower users to leverage their familiarity with Excel and the simplicity of the Global Health Observatory (GHO) to rapidly construct summaries that can be shared as they are viewed.

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Transmission Assessment Survey Sample Builder

The Survey Sample Builder is a tool designed to help program managers with their Transmission Assessment Surveys. The SSB program can be used to automate the calculations for determining appropriate survey strategy.

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Webinar: LF Dossier Development and the Validation Process

This webinar explains the WHO process for validating elimination of LF as a public health problem and provides examples of developing the dossier.

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A Guide for Independent Monitoring of Mass Drug Administration for Neglected Tropical Disease Control

This guide for implementing the IM strategy is based on the work that has been done through the National Neglected Tropical Disease Control Program in Sierra Leone.

hki_independent_monitorng_guide_english_sept_2017_2 (857.40 KB)

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NTD Diagnostics and Diagnostic Methods: A Quick Reference Guide

Common diagnostic tools and methods used to “map” disease (determine which populations need treatment and other public health interventions to reduce transmission) and conduct ongoing disease surveillance.

Diagnostics Quick Reference Guide (535.25 KB)

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Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Urban Settings (Technical Brief)

Reaching the diverse groups that make up urban populations requires careful planning of different tailored approaches and often additional resources. Technical Brief: Envision, June 2017.

urban_mda_technical_brief_v6_0 (8.81 MB)