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Operational Research

Operational research studies are implemented with technical support from ENVISION and funding from USAID or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. ENVISION helps to formulate the research questions and contributes to research proposals.

ENVISION has been instrumental in providing the operational platform for a range of research, participating in field investigations in Benin, Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Tanzania and Uganda.

Operational research projects currently address a wide range of issues, including –

  • Role of new diagnostic tests to evaluate the presence and progression of disease
  • Evaluating improved survey methodologies for measuring disease prevalence and program impact
  • Testing alternative data capture tools
  • Support for enhanced social mobilization and MDA techniques
  • Developing improved community-based strategies during MDA

Links to NTD Operational Research Partners