The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Geostatistical Methods for Neglected Tropical Disease Research
Since June 2021, CHICAS has been designated as the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Geostatistical Methods for Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Research.
As part of this initiative, CHICAS has led in the development and application of geospatial methods for the design and analysis of NTD surveys, in particular for soil-transmitted-helminths, trachoma and lymphatic filariasis.
Some of our current projects include: design of a surveillance system for lymphatic filariasis in a post-elimination setting; geostatistical design of elimination surveys; the development of user-friendly web applications for NTD survey design and geospatial analysis.
These projects have recently involved close collaborations with Ministries of Health from Brazil, Niger, Malawi, Guyana, Papua New Guinea and Ethiopia.
If you are interested in knowing more about our work on NTDs and would be interested in working with us, please send an email to Emanuele Giorgi at email@example.com.