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Optimize: the NTDs IDEA Forum
October 8, 2020
The pandemic gives us an opportunity to reassess how NTD activities are conducted and evaluate how to improve and optimize them.
One example is the use of digital tools and data layers to improve microplanning for MDA and overcome inefficiencies of using paper treatment registers, maps, and outdated population denominator data. Many of these tools have been effectively used by other health programmes where digital microplanning has improved the coverage, efficiency and impact of campaigns, and these tools can be readily modified for use in NTD programmes.
This track seeks to identify quicker, smarter and more impactful ways to plan and deliver NTD programmes and conduct surveys within target communities.
- Employing digital microplanning tools from polio and routine immunization campaigns for NTD programmes
- New delivery modalities for deworming, including engagement with the private sector
- Using digital tools to design and conduct more efficient NTD surveys