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Operational procedures for schistosomiasis and STH diagnostics (Training Video)

Author: 
Jimma University and Ghent University (via GAHI)
Publication Date: 
July 2017
Type of Resource: 
Videos
Phase: 
Mapping
Impact Assessments - Deciding to Scale Down or Stop MDA

In order to improve standardization of operational procedures, scientists from Jimma University in Ethiopia and Ghent University in Belgium have developed seven visual tutorials focusing on schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis. The video tutorials include instruction on how to do each of the following:

  • performing both traditional and newly developed methods to diagnose and quantify infections in stool, including
  • Kato-Katz thick smear
  • McMaster egg counting method and
  • Mini-FLOTAC
  • organizing the laboratory for assessing a large number of samples
  • preserving stool samples for molecular analysis
  • pooling stool samples for a cost-effective assessment of infections
  • assessing anthelmintic drug efficacy against these neglected tropical diseases at a school