This is a great video of a talk given at the Oxford Martin School by Professor Kevin Marsh.

10th March 2017 • comment

Field trials of interventions against disease in low and middle income countries (LMICs) may be complex and expensive undertakings. This 3rd edition of the Field Trials Toolbox has been compiled by over 30 contributors with extensive direct experience in the design, conduct, and analysis of field trials in LMICs, and it attempts to document their accumulated experience for the guidance of those who might undertake field trials of health interventions. It can be read in its entirety as an introduction to the field and/or can serve as a reference volume during each of the different stages of planning, conducting, and analysing a field trial.

13th July 2015 • comment
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AuthorAid is a great online tool whose aim is to support developing country researchers in publishing their work.

1st July 2014 • comment

A programme set up by WHO together with major publishers to provide free or very low cost online access to the major journals to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.

5th June 2014 • comment

This report, provided by Uniting to Combat NTDs, presents the achievements in 2013 on the control and eradication of Neglected Tropical Diseases and includes data on disease burden, epidemiology, etc... of the individual diseases.

1st May 2014 • comment

Social science guidance from the ACT Consortium available for wider research community, including training materials, SOPs, template protoclos and other tools.

13th January 2014 • comment

ESSENCE on Health Research have created a good practice document on research costing. It includes a review of the funding practices related to the definition and funding of direct and indirect costs. 

18th December 2013 • comment

This guide, developed by the WHO and released in December 2013, aims to facilitate implementation research in LMICs.

2nd December 2013 • comment

Towards an Understanding of Disengagement from HIV Treatment and Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Qualitative Study

by Norma C. Ware, Monique A. Wyatt, Elvin H. Geng, Sylvia F. Kaaya, Oche O. Agbaji, Winnie R. Muyindike, Guerino Chalamilla, Patricia A. Agaba
23rd October 2013 • comment

Prioritizing Congenital Syphilis Control in South China: A Decision Analytic Model to Inform Policy Implementation

by Nicholas X. Tan, Chara Rydzak, Li-Gang Yang, Peter Vickerman, Bin Yang, Rosanna W. Peeling, Sarah Hawkes, Xiang-Sheng Chen, Joseph D. Tucker
23rd October 2013 • comment

Postmarket Surveillance of Medical Devices: A Comparison of Strategies in the US, EU, Japan, and China

by Daniel B. Kramer, Yongtian T. Tan, Chiaki Sato, Aaron S. Kesselheim
23rd October 2013 • comment

Use of Expert Panels to Define the Reference Standard in Diagnostic Research: A Systematic Review of Published Methods and Reporting

by Loes c. M. Vertens, Berna D. L. Broekhuizen, Christiana A. Naaktgeboren, Frans H. Rutten, Amy W. Hoes, Yvonne van Mourik, Karel G. M. Moons, Johannes B. Reitsma
22nd October 2013 • comment

Elimination of Schistosomiasis Transmission in Zanzibar: Baseline Findings before the Onset of a Randomized Intervention Trial

by Stefanie Knopp, Bobbie Person, Shaali M. Ame, Khalfan A. Mohammed, Said M. Ali, I. Simba Khamis, Muriel Rabone, Fiona Allan, Anouk Gouvras, Lynsey Blair, Alain Fenwick, Jurg Utzinger, David Rollinson
22nd October 2013 • comment

How to Improve the early Diagnosis of Trypanosoma cruzi Infection: Relationship between Validated Conventional Diagnosis and Quantitative DNA Amplification in Congenitally Infected Children

by Jacqueline Bua, Bibiana J. Volta, Alina E. Perrone, Karenina Scollo, Elsa B. Velazquez, Andres M. Ruiz, Ana M. De Rissio, Rita L. Cardoni
22nd October 2013 • comment

Identification of Seroreactive Proteins of Leptospira interrogans Serovar Copenhageni Using a High-Density Protein Microarray Approach

by Carolina Lessa-Aquino, Camila Borges Rodrigues, Jozelyn Pablo, Rie Sasaki, Algis Jasinskas, Li Liang, Elsio A. Wunder Jr, Guilherme S. Ribeiro, Adam Vigil, Ricardo Galler, Douglas Molina, Xiaowu Liang, Mitermayer G. Reis, Albert I. Ko, Marco Alberto Medeiros, Philip L. Felgner
21st October 2013 • comment

Advancing Sino-Indian Cooperation to Combat Tropical Diseases

by Peter Hotez, Sunit K. Singh, Xiao-Nong Zhou
21st October 2013 • comment

Diagnostic Accuracy of Loopamp Trypanosoma brucei Detection Kit for Diagnosis of Human African Trypanosomiasis in Clinical Samples

by Patrick Mitashi, Epco Hasker, Dieudonne Mumba Ngoyi, Pati Patient Pyana, Veerle Lejon, Wim Van der Veken, Pascal Lutumba, Philippe Buscher, Marleen Boelaert, Stijn Deborggraeve

   

21st October 2013 • comment

Prospective Evaluation of Three Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Diagnosis of Human Leptospirosis

by Marga GA Goris, Mariska MG Leeflang, Martin Loden, Jiri FP Wagenaar, Paul Klatser, Rudy A Hartseerl, Kimberly R Boer
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Xpert MTB/RIF assay for pulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance in adults

by Karen R Steingart, Hojoon Sohn, Ian Schiller, Lorie A Kloda, Catharine C Boehme, Madhu Pai, Nandini Dendukuri
6th March 2013 • comment

Rapid Syphilis Testing Uptake for Female Sex Workers at Sex Venues in Southern China: Implication for Expanding Syphilis Screening

by Xiang-Sheng Chen, Yeu-Ping Yin, Crystal Shen, Guo-Gu Liu, Zheng-Jun Zhu, Wan-Hui Wei, Hong-Chun Wang, Shui-Jie Huang, Jing Li, Joseph D Tucker, David Mabey, Rosanna Peeling
6th March 2013 • comment

Development and Validation of a Novel Diagnostic Test for Human Brucellosis Using a Glyco-engineered Antigen Coupled to Magnetic Beads

by Andrés E. Ciocchini, Diego A. Rey Serantes, Luciano J. Melli, Jeremy A. Iwashkiw, Bettina Deodata, Jorge Wallach, Mario F. FEldman, Juan E. Ugalde, Diego J. Comerci
27th February 2013 • comment

Diagnosis of Brugian Filariasis by Loop- Mediated Isothermal Amplification

by Catherine B. Poole, Nathan A. Tanner, Yinhua Zhang, Thomas C. Evans Jr., Clotilde K. S. Carlow
10th January 2013 • comment

In determining the feasibility of establishing a biorepository at your facility, there are several key factors to consider. But first, there are a few that must be in place before commencing. They are:

  • The commitment of your institutional
  • The trust of the community within which you work
  • Informed consents that allow specimens to be used for multiple research studies
  • Vision/commitment for the distribution and sharing of biospecimens and data with the wider scientific community
We attach here the facility checklist for biospecimen collection and storage, organized by topic, along with the relevant Best Practices from ISBER, for assessing the readiness your facility. The purpose of these checklists are to 1) identify any potential barriers to setting up long-term storage of biospecimens on site; and 2) enable you to take action, as needed.

8th January 2013 • comment

Leishmaniasis Direct Agglutination Test: Using Pictorials as Training Materials to REduce Inter-Reader Variability and Improve Accuracy

by Emily R Adams, Diane Jacquet, Gerard Schoone, Kamlesh Gidwani, Marleern Boelaert, Jane Cunningham
7th January 2013 • comment

Field Evaluation and Impact on Clinical Management of a Rapid Diagnostic Kit That Detects Dengue NS1, IgM and IgG

by Anne-Claire Andries, Veasna Duong, Chantha Ngan, Sivuth Ong, Rekol Huy, Kim Kim Sroin, Vantha Te, Bunthin Y, Patrich Lorn Try, Philippe Buchy
7th January 2013 • comment

Uptake of Home-Based Voluntary HIV Testing in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review and Met-Analysis

by Kalpana Sabapathy, Rafael Van den Bergh, Sarah Fidler, Richard Hayes, Nathan Ford
7th January 2013 • comment
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14th August 2012 • comment

Enteric fever diagnostics reviews

by Paula Bianca Blomquist
18th July 2012 • comment

Microfluid technologies

by Paula Bianca Blomquist
16th July 2012 • comment
16th July 2012 • comment

Web-Based Virtual Microscopy for Parasitology: A Novel Tool for Education and Quality Assurance

by Ewert Linder, Mikael Lundin, Cecilia Thors, Marianne Lebbad, Jadwiga Winiecka-Krusnell, Heikki Helin, Byron Leiva, Jorma Isola, Johan Lundin
16th July 2012 • comment

Direct susceptibility testing for multi drug resistant tuberculosis: a meta-analysis

by Freddie Bwanga, Sven Hoffner, Melles Haile, Moses L Joloba
16th July 2012 • comment
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16th July 2012 • comment

Identification of Mimotopes with Diagnostic Potential for Trypanosoma brucei gambiense Varient Surfance Glycoproteins Using Human Antibody Fractions

by Liesbeth Van Nieuwenhove, Philippe Buscher, Fatima Balharbi, Michael Humbert, Tessa Dieltjens, Yves Guisez, Veerle Lejon
12th July 2012 • comment

First International External Quality Assessment of Molecular Detection of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus

by Camille Escadafal, Stephan Olschlager, Tatjana Avsic Zupanc, Anna Papa, Jessica Vanhomwegen, Roman Wolfel, Ali Mirazimi, Annette Teichmann, Oliver Donoso Mantke, Matthias Niedriq
12th July 2012 • comment

The Human African Trypanosomiasis Specimen Biobank: A Necessary Tool to Support Research of New Diagnostics

by Jose R Franco, Pere P Simarro, Abdoulaye Diarra, Jose A. Ruiz-Postigo, Jean G. Jannin
11th July 2012 • comment

Point-of-Care Tests to Strengthen Health Systems and Save Newborn Lives: The Case of Syphilis

by David Mabey, Kimberly Sollis, Helen Kelly, Adele Schwartz Benzaken, Edward Bitarakwate, John Changalucha, Xiang-Sheng Chen, Yue-Pin Ying, Patricia Garcia, Susan Strasser, Namwinga Chintu, Tikki Pang, Fern Terris-Prestholt, Sedona Sweeney, Rosanna Peeling
10th July 2012 • comment

Diagnostic Accuracy of Molecular Amplification Tests for Human African Trypanosomiasis—Systematic Review

by Claire M. Mugasa, Emily R. Adams, Kimberly R. Boer, Heleen C. Dyserinck, Philippe Büscher
10th July 2012 • comment
10th July 2012 • comment

Free treatment, rapid malaria diagnostic tests and malaria village workers can hasten progress toward achieving the malaria related millennium development goals

by Katie Tayler-Smith, Alice Kociejowski ,1,3 ,3 Mit, Nadine de Lamotte, Seco Gerard, Frederique Ponsar, Mit Philips, Rony Zachariah
10th July 2012 • comment

Providing Immediate CD4 Count Results at HIV Testing Improves ART Initiation

by Mamsallah Faal, Nicolette Naidoo, Deborah K. Glencross, Willem D. F. Venter, Regina Osih
9th July 2012 • comment

The point of point-of-care testing

by Seble G Kassaye, David Katzenstein
9th July 2012 • comment

CD4+ cell count testing more effective than HIV disease clinical staging in identifying pregnant and postpartum women eligible for antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings

by Rosalind Carter, Kate Dugan, Wafaa El-Sadr, Landon Myer, Juliana Otieno, Nattaya Pungpapong, Patricia Toro, Elaine Abrams
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12th March 2012 • comment

Accuracy of Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests

by C. Chartrand, M. Leeflang, J. Minion, T. Brewer, M. Pai
7th March 2012 • comment

This review, written by Ruth McNerney and Peter Daley, provides an overview of the state of research into point-of-care diagnostics for active tuberculosis and highlights the barriers to the development of these tests.

2nd March 2012 • comment
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16th February 2012 • comment

Evidence-Based Tuberculosis Diagnosis

by Madhukar Pai, Andrew Ramsay, Richard O'Brien
16th February 2012 • comment
13th February 2012 • comment

Fabric Diagnostics

by Paridhi Bhandari, Tanya Narahari, Dhananjaya Dendukuri
13th February 2012 • comment
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4th December 2011 • comment