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Outbreaks of VL

The importance of data collection and surveillance becomes even more pronounced in the context of an outbreak. A large outbreak can have a rapid impact, threatening the lives of many …

Next steps

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Final acknowledgements

Many thanks from the course team. Lead Educators: Vanessa Yardley, Simon Croft Coordination: Markela Koniordou Course content production: Markela Koniordou, Vanessa Yardley Course production: LSHTM TEL team: Dominic Forrest, Josie …

Week 4 Acknowledgements

Many thanks from the course team. Lead Educators: Vanessa Yardley, Simon Croft Coordination: Markela Koniordou Course content production: Markela Koniordou, Vanessa Yardley Course production: Many people have been involved in …

Final remarks

Over the past four weeks, we have covered many different aspects of visceral leishmaniasis and the control of the disease. We hope you’ve enjoyed the course and found it informative …

The future of VL control and elimination

In these final steps of the course, we consider the future of VL control and elimination and the considerable obstacles to achieving eradication and extinction. When the aim is to …

Summary of Week 4

What have we learned? Week 4 has looked at how we address the problem of VL and how to devise and implement a VL control programme. The material covered in …

Community perspective

The engagement of the community affected is an integral part of all control and elimination activities. Why it is critical to consider the community perspective in VL control? How does …

Reporting tools

To collect data for the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of interventions and for disease surveillance health professionals must report information about the case diagnosis and treatment of VL and vector …

Health system perspective

Key areas for Health Systems Achieving VL elimination is a highly dynamic process, involving multiple stakeholders and requiring an extensive collaborative effort. A VL programme will undoubtedly need to engage …