Epidemiological and statistical research on health problems of low and middle-income countries: MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group (TEG)

Lead Research Organisation: London Sch of Hygiene and Trop Medicine
Department Name: Epidemiology and Population Health

Abstract

The mission of the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group (TEG) is to help improve health in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), by conducting research that identifies and evaluates effective interventions.

Infectious diseases, including malaria, HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), remain a main focus of our research, as they are the leading causes of ill-health in Africa. In the next grant period, we will expand our research on emerging diseases, adolescent health and non-communicable diseases - particularly hypertension, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which are major disease problems in LMICs. Our research focuses on conditions that are major causes of ill-health, and for which improved prevention or treatment leads directly to improved economic and social outcomes. The importance of these issues to the UK is highlighted in the 2015 Government strategy for overseas aid, on tackling global challenges in the national interest.

The scale-up of malaria control tools, primarily long-lasting insecticidal nets, and effective combination therapies, has prevented an estimated 663 million clinical malaria cases in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000, and has made malaria elimination an achievable goal in some countries. However, these gains may be threatened by insecticide resistance, drug-resistance, and resource-constraints. Within the next grant period, our focus will be on evaluating new tools, combining new and existing control strategies, and investigating sustainable and more effective deployment of these strategies.

For HIV, we focus on the goal that 90% of those living with HIV know their status, 90% of known HIV-positive individuals receive sustained ART, and 90% of individuals on ART have durable viral suppression. For example, we are leading a major trial in South Africa and Zambia to evaluate the impact of a combination prevention intervention on new cases of HIV in the community. The intervention includes household-based HIV testing and linkage-to-health services by community care providers, and immediate initiation of treatment delivered through routine healthcare services.

TEG research on TB includes studies to evaluate improved TB treatment strategies, improved diagnosis, prevention and control of drug-resistant TB, improved TB case finding and prevention, and evaluation of structural interventions (social support and monetary incentives) to control TB. For example, we are working on a trial to evaluate an improved electronic medication device for TB patients to reduce treatment failure and subsequent recurrence/retreatment in the absence of directly observed treatment.

We will continue our long-standing work on intervention strategies for the control and elimination of NTDs, and our more recent involvement in the control of outbreaks such as the Ebola and Zika virus outbreaks. We will also continue our work on the effectiveness of lay-health worker interventions to treat common mental disorders (depression and anxiety), focusing particularly on treatment of these conditions among adolescents, in whom over half of mental health disorders start.

Through the MRC Programme Grant, we leverage additional funding for research projects and support salaries for around 30 statisticians and epidemiologists, based at LSHTM. The grant is critical to enable us to recruit and retain these scientists, who have disease and methodological expertise in the design and analysis of epidemiological studies in LMICs. We collaborate with the MRC Units in The Gambia and Uganda, and over 50 other research institutes in LMICs. We will continue our initiatives to increase capacity in medical statistics in sub-Saharan Africa, for example by expanding the MRC TEG Fellowship scheme, which to date has trained 17 medical statisticians through a Masters in Medical Statistics at LSHTM, followed by a placement year. All are now working as medical statisticians in Africa.

Technical Summary

The aim of TEG is to conduct cutting-edge epidemiological studies on health problems of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). TEG will continue to have a major focus on the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases, with increased emphasis on evaluating delivery strategies for interventions of proven effectiveness. We will expand our research on emerging infectious diseases, adolescent health, non-communicable diseases and applied epidemiological methods. We will also expand our capacity building initiatives, including the TEG Fellowship scheme to train African statisticians. These issues are critical to the UK Government strategy for overseas aid, as indicated by the £1.5 billion Global Challenges Research Fund to support challenges in LMICs.

TEG malaria research includes assessing the scale-up and combination of malaria control tools, e.g. investigating sustainable and more effective deployment of long-lasting insecticidal nets, and effective combination therapies. For HIV, we focus on community-based approaches to improving HIV testing and linkage-to-care in sub-Saharan Africa, and interventions for key populations in high-incidence settings. Our TB research includes studies to evaluate improved TB treatment strategies, improved diagnosis, prevention and control of drug-resistant TB, improved case finding and prevention, and structural interventions. We will continue research on the control and elimination of NTDs, including the Ebola and Zika virus outbreaks. Finally, we conduct applied methodological work to advance the design and analysis of epidemiological studies in LMICs.

Through the Programme Grant, we will continue to leverage funding to recruit and retain a critical mass of scientists who have expertise in design and analysis of epidemiological studies in LMICs, and relevant disease-specific expertise. We collaborate closely with the African MRC Units and many other institutes in LMICs, with whom we published 700 papers in the past 5 year

Planned Impact

Beneficiaries of our research include i) populations in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) affected by the diseases which we research, ii) local and national stakeholders; iii) national and international policy makers; iv) scientists within TEG; v) our collaborators in LMICs; and vi) the wider academic community of global health researchers.

i) The diseases we focus on are malaria, HIV, TB, emerging and neglected diseases - including mental health, eye health and non-communicable diseases. Each of these disproportionately affect the poorest in resource-poor countries, and those marginalised from society. These diseases also have a substantial impact on national socio-economic development. By reducing the rates of important causes of ill health, we have the potential to alleviate poverty as well as improving life expectancy. Many of the studies we undertake involve community-based interventions focused on overcoming barriers to health service access and to minimize stigma and discrimination. This is a common issue for many of the diseases we work on, and particularly for HIV and mental health, and among some of the key populations that we focus on, including adolescents and high-risk groups.

ii) We engage with local and national stakeholders, as described in the Pathways to Impact statement, and they benefit directly, for example, from our studies to evaluate optimal strategies for delivery of interventions of known effectiveness (for example on integrating HIV and non-communicable disease treatment and care); or to improve efficiency or cost of interventions (for example the first trial of reduced dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Tanzania, or the planned trial of fractional dose pneumococcal vaccine in Kenya).

iii) We are able to ensure that results from our research and other important studies help to inform new policies and guidelines, through our role on national and international advisory committees, including as Chair of the WHO Joint Technical Expert Group on Malaria Vaccines in Pivotal Phase 3 Trials & Beyond; and members of the UNAIDS Scientific Expert Panel, the scientific advisory committees of EDCTP and CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness, Innovations), the WHO Technical Advisory Committee on Safe Male Circumcision, the WHO Evidence Review Group on Malaria in Pregnancy, the WHO Global Malaria Programme, Surveillance Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Advisory Group, and WHO Expert Working Groups on Lassa fever, Nipah virus and MERS Co-V vaccine Target Product Profiles.

iv) The Programme Grant enables us to sustain a strong critical mass of experienced statistical epidemiologists and to provide an actively supportive academic environment and mentorship for all our staff. We regularly review and encourage career development, support the development of Fellowship and research grant applications, and provide funds for training courses and conference attendance.

v) Our collaborators benefit directly from our research (see Letters of Support), as the Programme Grant enables us to provide consistent and continuous, disease-specific, statistical and epidemiological expertise that is in short supply in global health research. This leads to high-quality scientific outputs and new grant applications, which lead to population health benefits. We also have an impact on the careers of the MSc, PhD and post-doctoral students who we teach, supervise and mentor, both at LSHTM, through our Fellowship scheme and collaborative links, as described in the Case for Support and Academic Beneficiaries sections.

vi) We produce around 120 papers annually, and disseminate findings at international conferences in order to benefit to the wider academic community working on global health. This includes clinical epidemiologists, social scientists and laboratory scientists. In March 2021 we plan to hold a two-day symposium to increase the impact and reach of our research findings.

Organisations

Publications

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Alexander NDE (2020) Spatiotemporal Analysis of the Population Risk of Congenital Microcephaly in Pernambuco State, Brazil. in International journal of environmental research and public health

 
Title STAMP film 
Description An 8 minute film describing the STAMP trial. Clinical trial coordinators and research staff recruiting and following-up patients and laboratory staff, and the international trial coordinator were interviewed. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Film shown at the Steve Lawn Memorial lecture, March 2018. Over 200 views https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoP5GIfiMe8&t=1s [full version] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYHEFQsE7HE&t=12s [social media version] 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoP5GIfiMe8&t=1s
 
Description B-Gap
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact It is now easier, quicker, cheaper and less intrusive for parents to get their children tested for HIV
 
Description Design of treatment trials for 2019-nCoV cases (PS, TE)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Should identify more rapidly increases in survival and quality of life
 
Description MVIP-Programme Advisory Group Meeting
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The idea of this meeting is inform a decision on routine use of the RTS,S malaria vaccine for the first time, so could lead to increases in survival, quality of life, decreases in (malaria) incidence across sub-saharan Africa. The influence of our trial which is feeding into this will mainly relate to West Africa.
 
Description PopART and policy for HIV testing and treatment
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Trial findings have informed design and delivery of HIV testing services in S Africa and WHO deliberations on implementation of universal testing and treatment
URL http://hivst.org/policy/zambia
 
Description Prioritisation of 2019-nCoV vaccines (PS)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Should identify more rapidly increases in survival and quality of life
 
Description STAMP - Article in Aidsmap following publication of CID paper
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www.aidsmap.com/news/feb-2020/alarmingly-high-mortality-hospitalised-patients-hivtb-co-infect...
 
Description STAMP - TAG
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www.treatmentactiongroup.org/content/activists-call-countries-and-donors-immediately-scale-us...
 
Guideline Title The use of lateral flow urine lipoarabinomannan assay (LF-LAM) for the diagnosis and screening of active tuberculosis in people living with HIV
Description STAMP - preparatory work to trial cited in WHO 2019 LAM policy update
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
URL https://www.who.int/tb/publications/use-of-lf-lam-tb-hiv/en/
 
Description UK Government Period Poverty Taskforce
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/period-poverty-taskforce-minister-announces-next-steps-on-menstru...
 
Description WHO DAT Task Force
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact It's a relatively new group so not an opportunity to influence on policy, practice, patients or the public - but will do so in the future
 
Description WHO HIV-VL
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact None yet
 
Description WHO Technical Consultation on Chemoprevention (MC)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact May lead to more flexible recommendations on chemopreventive approaches allowing its use in a wider area and/or subsequent policy changes
 
Description WHO Technical Consultation on SMC (MC)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact May lead to more flexible recommendations on SMC allowing its use in a wider area and/or subsequent policy changes
 
Description (RPC): FILLING THE GAPS IN EVIDENCE: BUILDING STRONGER AND MORE RESILIENT HEALTH SYSTEMS - RAFT
Amount £7,812,831 (GBP)
Organisation UK Department for International Development 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 04/2026
 
Description AlCohol use in HumanitariAN settings: a programme of work to address alcohol and associated adversities among conflict-affected populations in UGanda and UkrainE (CHANGE)
Amount £3,803,801 (GBP)
Funding ID 219468/Z/19/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 04/2025
 
Description Attractant Targeted Sugar Bates (ATSB) trial
Amount $6,499,963 (USD)
Organisation IVCC 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 04/2021
 
Description Building a sustainable model to promote menstrual, sexual and reproductive health (MSRH) amongst secondary school girls in Tanzania
Amount £676,305 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/T040297/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 05/2023
 
Description Combination prevention and strategies for HIV control: In-depth analysis of data from the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial
Amount $1,198,185 (USD)
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 02/2020 
End 01/2022
 
Description Cross-sectional survey to measure additional outcomes for the HPTN 071 (PopART study) 
Amount $700,000 (USD)
Organisation International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 10/2020
 
Description Crowdsourcing with adolescents in Senegal
Amount £323,754 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/S023712/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 08/2021
 
Description DfID - SUCCEED (SUpport, Comprehensive Care and EmpowErment for people with psychosocial Disabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa)
Amount £56,510 (GBP)
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 04/2025
 
Description Effects of metronidazole plus intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy on birth outcomes: a randomised controlled trial in Zambia
Amount £2,545,958 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/S004998/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 10/2022
 
Description Genital InFlammation Test (GIFT) for HIV prevention and reproductive health: point-of-care cytokine biomarker lateral flow test for asymptomatic inflammatory sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bacterial vaginosis (BV
Amount € 3,508,462 (EUR)
Funding ID RIA2020I-3297 
Organisation Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) 
Department European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 03/2021 
End 03/2024
 
Description Insecticide treated eave nets and window screens for malaria control
Amount £212,405 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/T003677/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 06/2021
 
Description MRC PHIND - Improving management of self-reported abnormal vaginal discharge in rural north India
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/T026979/1 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 06/2022
 
Description Male partner-assisted contact tracing for HIV and tuberculosis in Malawi: an adaptive multi-arm multi-stage randomised trial (mPATCH-TB)
Amount £112,515 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R019762/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 04/2020
 
Description Medical-Detection Dogs to Identify People with SARS-CoV-2
Amount £1,155,120 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Health (DH) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 02/2021
 
Description Menstrual health interventions, schooling and mental health symptoms among Ugandan students (MENISCUS): a school-based cluster-randomised trial
Amount £3,265,055 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/V005634/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2023
 
Description NIH - IMPlementation of evidence based facility and community interventions to reduce the treatment gap for depRESSion (IMPRESS)
Amount $2,609,843 (USD)
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 04/2024
 
Description OPT SMC - Optimizing the impact of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention: improving delivery & building capacity for evaluation
Amount € 530,296 (EUR)
Funding ID CSA2018HS-2520-OPT-SMC 
Organisation Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) 
Department European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 05/2020 
End 04/2024
 
Description Operations research to measure the effectiveness of a peer-led mental health intervention on virological suppression and mental health among adolescents with HIV in Zimbabwe (ALHIV Adherence - Mental Health)
Amount $40,202 (USD)
Organisation AfricAid 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 02/2019 
End 08/2020
 
Description Optimising seasonal malaria chemoprevention and seasonal vaccination in childhood to address the resurgent malaria burden in Africa
Amount £916,159 (GBP)
Funding ID 220658/Z/20/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2026
 
Description Perceptions, knowledge and use (and mis-use) of over the counter analgesics in East and Southern Africa
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 03/2020
 
Description Randomised controlled trial of cipro vs standard of care in plague
Amount £1,588,565 (GBP)
Funding ID 216273/Z/19/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 04/2023
 
Description Risk factors for genital inflammation among women at high risk of HIV in Uganda: a mixed-method, longitudinal analysis
Amount £772,976 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R023182/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2021
 
Description STIs in CHIEDZA
Amount £1,009,735 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/T040327/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 07/2023
 
Description Spatial Intelligence System for precision larviciding
Amount $796,731 (USD)
Organisation IVCC 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 09/2020
 
Description TB MATE
Amount $73,273 (USD)
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 06/2019 
End 11/2021
 
Description TREATS-COVID - Understanding the Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 and the inter-relation of COVID-19 with TB and HIV in Zambia
Amount € 82,310 (EUR)
Funding ID RIA2020EF-3004 
Organisation Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) 
Department European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 07/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description The Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project (BIMEP)
Amount £40,203 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Care Development 
Sector Hospitals
Country United States
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2019
 
Description The epidemiology of scrub typhus and rickettisial infections in a highly endemic rural setting in South India: Population-based Cohort Study.
Amount £767,928 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2022
 
Description To enhance the Public Health and Social Measures (PHSM) dataset through work with WHO
Amount £126,291 (GBP)
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO) 
Sector Public
Country Global
Start 10/2020 
End 10/2021
 
Description UK-Brazil Joint Centre for Arbovirus Discovery, Diagnosis, Genomics and Epidemiology (CADDE)
Amount £1,164,840 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/S019510/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 03/2022
 
Description Unlocking potential: developing innovative adolescent screening visits for health promotion, prevention and treatment in low-resource settings
Amount £1,222,092 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/T043156/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 01/2025
 
Description Zvatinoda! (What we want!): Increasing demand and uptake of sexual and reproductive health services by young people in Zimbabwe
Amount £151,520 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/T003200/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 02/2021
 
Title Developing tools for population estimation methods (CG) 
Description Developing tools for population estimation methods 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Tool available and used for estimating populations cheaply and rapidly. Used by MITU on other research projects. Also used by Lake Victoria Consortium. Method feeding into to other research around population estimation and currently in discussions with Gates Foundation for use in EPI and other vaccine work. 
 
Title ART and HPV 
Description Data from a systematic review on ART and HPV infection 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None yet 
URL http://datacompass.lshtm.ac.uk
 
Title Breathe 
Description BREATHE trial dataset 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None yet 
URL http://datacompass.lshtm.ac.uk
 
Title Data for Thinking Healthy Programme India trial (THPP-India) 
Description An anonymised dataset of 280 women (one row per woman) who gave informed consent to participate in an individually-randomised, parallel, superiority, controlled trial in Goa, India in 2014-2016. The intervention was an adapted version of the Thinking Healthy Programme, delivered by peers; the control was enhanced usual care. Further details are available in the published protocol and paper. The dataset contains records of variables on stratified randomisation, socio-demographic information, depression and related outcomes, and therapy adherence. Visits occurred at baseline, and 3 and 6 months post-natal. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None yet 
URL http://datacompass.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/793
 
Title Data for Thinking Healthy Programme Pakistan trial (THPP-Pakistan) 
Description An anonymised dataset of 570 women (one row per woman) who gave informed consent to participate in a cluster randomised, parallel, superiority, controlled trial in Rawalpindi, Pakistan in 2014-2017. The intervention was an adapted version of the Thinking Healthy Programme, delivered by peers; the control was enhanced usual care. Further details are available in the published protocol and paper. The dataset contains records of variables on stratified randomisation and clusters, socio-demographic information, depression and related outcomes, and therapy adherence. Visits occurred at baseline, and 3 and 6 months post-natal. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None yet 
URL http://datacompass.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/794
 
Title Ebola Contact Tracing Study data 
Description The collection contains four datasets captured in the Ebola Contact Tracing Study: [1] 'summary_data_cases' contains details of the 41 confirmed Ebola cases included in the study; [2] 'app_data_contacts' contains details of the 646 Ebola contacts registered on the Ebola Contact Tracing App (ECT) smartphone app. These originate from 18 Ebola cases (16 were laboratory confirmed and 2 were "secret burials" that were not confirmed); [3] 'paper_data_contacts' describes 408 Ebola contacts who were identified from 25 Ebola cases for monitoring using the standard paper-based system for contact tracing; and [4] 'main_analysis_dataset' contains information on 804 Ebola contacts and their contact tracing monitoring status collected using both the ECT app and paper-based system. THESE DATASETS ARE EMBARGOED UNTIL 1st JUNE 2019. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None yet 
URL http://datacompass.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1069
 
Title Friendship Bench 
Description Friendship Bench dataset 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact none yet 
URL http://datacompass.lshtm.ac.uk
 
Title PREMIUM twelve-month follow-up trial: Clinical Outcomes and Cost-effectiveness dataset from the Counselling for Alcohol Problems (CAP) RCT 
Description Datasets for the two PREMIUM trials 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None yet 
URL http://datacompass.lshtm.ac.uk/514/
 
Title PREMIUM twelve-month follow-up trial: Clinical Outcomes and Cost-effectiveness dataset from the Healthy Activity Program (HAP) RCT 
Description Datasets for the two PREMIUM trials 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None yet 
URL http://datacompass.lshtm.ac.uk/513/
 
Title TB FastTrack 
Description Data from the TB FastTrack CRT 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None yet 
URL http://datacompass.lshtm.ac.uk
 
Title WHO NPI Database 
Description global database on public health and social measures (PHSM) implemented by countries to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact • Firstly we developed a taxonomy with WHO to allow the data to be coded. This taxonomy is now widely used by several other groups who collect their own datasets. So Both within WHO and external groups there are several datasets related to public health and social measures (PHSM) that are based on our taxonomy. • Secondly we developed a set of core variables required and ways of thinking about how we collect this type of policy information. Again these ideas have been adopted and influenced several of the largest trackers which are used widely. • The dataset was the first to bring together data from multiple sources and in doing this we produced mapping between the different groups datasets. We also introduced the idea that this was more sustainable and comprehensive way to collect data. It has led to the other groups establishing a network of PHSM trackers and many groups are now incorporating the same ideas into their datasets • The dataset itself is used by WHO, and is available through their website. They are currently in the process of incorporating the data into their covid19 dashboard. • The data is being used by modellers to look at the impact of policies on the pandemic, we are also using the data to look at what impact completeness of the trackers may have, as we have the ability to compare 5 different trackers. • Finally the dataset is being used to look at ML applications both in terms of automated bring different datasets together, coding existing data and to produce severity indicators 
URL https://github.com/lshtm-gis/WHO-PHSM
 
Description ASCENT 
Organisation KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
Country Netherlands 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Lead on Ethiopian research; study design
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact None yet
Start Year 2019
 
Description CADDE (UK-Brazil Joint Centre for Arbovirus Discovery, Diagnosis, Genomics and Epidemiology) 
Organisation Universidade de São Paulo
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design and analysis, training
Collaborator Contribution Genetics, public health, virology
Impact Next Generation Sequencing workshop held in Sao Paulo, December 2019. Multidisciplinary: Genetics, public health, virology
Start Year 2018
 
Description CADDE (UK-Brazil Joint Centre for Arbovirus Discovery, Diagnosis, Genomics and Epidemiology) 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design and analysis, training
Collaborator Contribution Genetics, public health, virology
Impact Next Generation Sequencing workshop held in Sao Paulo, December 2019. Multidisciplinary: Genetics, public health, virology
Start Year 2018
 
Description CADDE (UK-Brazil Joint Centre for Arbovirus Discovery, Diagnosis, Genomics and Epidemiology) 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design and analysis, training
Collaborator Contribution Genetics, public health, virology
Impact Next Generation Sequencing workshop held in Sao Paulo, December 2019. Multidisciplinary: Genetics, public health, virology
Start Year 2018
 
Description CHANGE 
Organisation HealthRight International
Country United States 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Study design, implementation and evaluation
Impact Multidisciplinary: alcohol use disorders, humanitarian health, clinical trials
Start Year 2020
 
Description CHANGE 
Organisation HealthRight International
Country United States 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Statistical input
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description CHANGE 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Study design, implementation and evaluation
Impact Multidisciplinary: alcohol use disorders, humanitarian health, clinical trials
Start Year 2020
 
Description CHANGE 
Organisation National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy
Country Ukraine 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical input
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description CHANGE 
Organisation National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy
Country Ukraine 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Study design, implementation and evaluation
Impact Multidisciplinary: alcohol use disorders, humanitarian health, clinical trials
Start Year 2020
 
Description CHANGE 
Organisation University of Copenhagen
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical input
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description CHI-S (E.Webb) 
Organisation Leiden University Medical Center
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design, trial statistician
Collaborator Contribution Study design; coordination; field activities; lab studies
Impact None yet, papers in preparation. Multidisciplinary: epidemiology, public health, statistics, clinical trials
Start Year 2020
 
Description CHI-S (E.Webb) 
Organisation MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
Country Uganda 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Study design, trial statistician
Collaborator Contribution Study design; coordination; field activities; lab studies
Impact None yet, papers in preparation. Multidisciplinary: epidemiology, public health, statistics, clinical trials
Start Year 2020
 
Description CHI-S (E.Webb) 
Organisation Ministry of Health, Uganda
Country Uganda 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Study design, trial statistician
Collaborator Contribution Study design; coordination; field activities; lab studies
Impact None yet, papers in preparation. Multidisciplinary: epidemiology, public health, statistics, clinical trials
Start Year 2020
 
Description CRT with time to event outcomes 
Organisation National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical support
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, and analysis
Impact None yet
Start Year 2019
 
Description Clinical trial - MONART 
Organisation Africa Health Research Institute
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution study design; statistical advice; analysis
Collaborator Contribution design, implementation, specialist clinical expertise, information technology
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description Clinical trial - MONART 
Organisation University of Cape Town
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution study design; statistical advice; analysis
Collaborator Contribution design, implementation, specialist clinical expertise, information technology
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description Clinical trial - MONART 
Organisation University of Sussex
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution study design; statistical advice; analysis
Collaborator Contribution design, implementation, specialist clinical expertise, information technology
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description EDCTP GIFT 
Organisation Burnet Institute
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution To develop guidelines for the integration of the GIFT device into current STI/BV management strategies in Africa
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description EDCTP GIFT 
Organisation Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution To develop guidelines for the integration of the GIFT device into current STI/BV management strategies in Africa
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description EDCTP GIFT 
Organisation Organization for Public Health Interventions and Development
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution To develop guidelines for the integration of the GIFT device into current STI/BV management strategies in Africa
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description EDCTP GIFT 
Organisation Pasteur Institute of Madagascar
Country Madagascar 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution To develop guidelines for the integration of the GIFT device into current STI/BV management strategies in Africa
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description EDCTP GIFT 
Organisation Pasteur Institute, Morocco
Country Morocco 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To develop guidelines for the integration of the GIFT device into current STI/BV management strategies in Africa
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description EDCTP GIFT 
Organisation Sophia University Japan
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution To develop guidelines for the integration of the GIFT device into current STI/BV management strategies in Africa
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description EDCTP GIFT 
Organisation University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution To develop guidelines for the integration of the GIFT device into current STI/BV management strategies in Africa
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description EDCTP GIFT 
Organisation University of Cape Town
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution To develop guidelines for the integration of the GIFT device into current STI/BV management strategies in Africa
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description EDCTP TEBWA 
Organisation National Hospital of Pneumo-Phtisiology
Country Benin 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Teaching, mentoring
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description ENTRANT 
Organisation Haramaya University
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project lead/coordinator, teaching, mentoring
Collaborator Contribution Mentoring, applicant selection
Impact Project just started, none yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ENTRANT 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department Medical Research Council (MRC), MRC/UVRI Unit, Uganda
Country Uganda 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project lead/coordinator, teaching, mentoring
Collaborator Contribution Mentoring, applicant selection
Impact Project just started, none yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ENTRANT 
Organisation Ministry of Health and Child Welfare of the Republic of Zimbabwe
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project lead/coordinator, teaching, mentoring
Collaborator Contribution Mentoring, applicant selection
Impact Project just started, none yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ENTRANT 
Organisation National Health Laboratory
Country Botswana 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Project lead/coordinator, teaching, mentoring
Collaborator Contribution Mentoring, applicant selection
Impact Project just started, none yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ENTRANT 
Organisation National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
Department Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU)
Country Tanzania, United Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project lead/coordinator, teaching, mentoring
Collaborator Contribution Mentoring, applicant selection
Impact Project just started, none yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ENTRANT 
Organisation University of Nairobi
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project lead/coordinator, teaching, mentoring
Collaborator Contribution Mentoring, applicant selection
Impact Project just started, none yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ENTRANT 
Organisation Zambart
Country Zambia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project lead/coordinator, teaching, mentoring
Collaborator Contribution Mentoring, applicant selection
Impact Project just started, none yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Estimands in Stepped Wedge Trials 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical support
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, and analysis
Impact No impact yet
Start Year 2019
 
Description IMPACT-BP 
Organisation Africa Health Research Institute
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution study design; statistical advice; analysis
Collaborator Contribution design, implementation, specialist clinical expertise
Impact None yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description IMPACT-BP 
Organisation Harvard University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution study design; statistical advice; analysis
Collaborator Contribution design, implementation, specialist clinical expertise
Impact None yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description IMPACT-BP 
Organisation University of Bordeaux
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution study design; statistical advice; analysis
Collaborator Contribution design, implementation, specialist clinical expertise
Impact None yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description IMPACT-BP 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution study design; statistical advice; analysis
Collaborator Contribution design, implementation, specialist clinical expertise
Impact None yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description IMPRESS 
Organisation Sangath
Country India 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Statistical input
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description INPUTT 
Organisation Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
Department Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP)
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Coordination, statistical analysis, publication
Collaborator Contribution Analysis, publication
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description INPUTT 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Big Data Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Coordination, statistical analysis, publication
Collaborator Contribution Analysis, publication
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description INPUTT 
Organisation Zambart
Country Zambia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Coordination, statistical analysis, publication
Collaborator Contribution Analysis, publication
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description ITENs 
Organisation Ifakara Health Institute
Country Tanzania, United Republic of 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution PI on grant
Collaborator Contribution entomology
Impact No impact yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description Kintampo RTS,S safety study 
Organisation Kintampo Health Research Centre
Country Ghana 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Statistical advisory role, help with analysis plans
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpret
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description Longitudinal CRTs 
Organisation Monash University
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical support
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, and analysis
Impact Online tool. Paper submitted
Start Year 2019
 
Description Lurkana HIV paediatric outbreak 
Organisation Aga Khan University
Country Pakistan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution study statistician
Collaborator Contribution fieldwork, study coordination, knowledge of setting, clinical input, political engagement
Impact two publications, main results paper in progress. Multidisciplinary: epidemiology, molecular epidemiology
Start Year 2019
 
Description MBIRA observational study 
Organisation Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça
Country Mozambique 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution clinical, field, project management
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description MBIRA observational study 
Organisation Hiwot Fana Hospital
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution clinical, field, project management
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description MBIRA observational study 
Organisation Kamuzu Central Hospital
Country Malawi 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution clinical, field, project management
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description MBIRA observational study 
Organisation Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMS)
Country Tanzania, United Republic of 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution clinical, field, project management
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description MBIRA observational study 
Organisation Njala University, Sierra Leone
Country Sierra Leone 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution clinical, field, project management
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description MBIRA observational study 
Organisation University of Accra
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution clinical, field, project management
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description MBIRA observational study 
Organisation University of Jos
Country Nigeria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution clinical, field, project management
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description MBIRA observational study 
Organisation University of Stellenbosch
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution clinical, field, project management
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description MBIRA observational study 
Organisation University of Zimbabwe
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution clinical, field, project management
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description MBIRA observational study 
Organisation Wellcome Trust
Department KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution clinical, field, project management
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description MBIRA observational study 
Organisation Wellcome Trust
Department KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Uganda
Country Uganda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution clinical, field, project management
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description MENISCUS 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department Medical Research Council (MRC), MRC/UVRI Unit, Uganda
Country Uganda 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Overall lead; study design; analysis
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact No impact yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description MENISCUS 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Overall lead; study design; analysis
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact No impact yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description MENISCUS 
Organisation WoMena, Uganda
Country Uganda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Overall lead; study design; analysis
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact No impact yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description MERS-CoV in Jordan 
Organisation Royal Veterinary College (RVC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design of study and analysis of results
Collaborator Contribution Fieldwork in, and knowledge of, Jordan and knowledge of camels and camel infections
Impact None yet, two papers in preparation. Discipline: vet epidemiology
Start Year 2016
 
Description MRC QMUL COMBI 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical input
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpretation
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description Matt's Wellcome Fellowship 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project lead, study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Specialist expertise
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description Matt's Wellcome Fellowship 
Organisation Research Institute for Health Sciences (IRSS)
Country Burkina Faso 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project lead, study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Specialist expertise
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description Matt's Wellcome Fellowship 
Organisation University Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Country Senegal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project lead, study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Specialist expertise
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description Matt's Wellcome Fellowship 
Organisation University of Bamako
Department Malaria Research and Training Centre (MRTC) Bamako
Country Mali 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project lead, study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Specialist expertise
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description NPI database phase I 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We developed a taxonomy with WHO to allow the data to be coded and we developed a taxonomy with WHO to allow the data to be coded.
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, and analysis
Impact • Firstly we developed a taxonomy with WHO to allow the data to be coded. This taxonomy is now widely used by several other groups who collect their own datasets. So Both within WHO and external groups there are several datasets related to public health and social measures (PHSM) that are based on our taxonomy. • Secondly we developed a set of core variables required and ways of thinking about how we collect this type of policy information. Again these ideas have been adopted and influenced several of the largest trackers which are used widely. • The dataset was the first to bring together data from multiple sources and in doing this we produced mapping between the different groups datasets. We also introduced the idea that this was more sustainable and comprehensive way to collect data. It has led to the other groups establishing a network of PHSM trackers and many groups are now incorporating the same ideas into their datasets • The dataset itself is used by WHO, and is available through their website. They are currently in the process of incorporating the data into their covid19 dashboard. • The data is being used by modellers to look at the impact of policies on the pandemic, we are also using the data to look at what impact completeness of the trackers may have, as we have the ability to compare 5 different trackers. • Finally the dataset is being used to look at ML applications both in terms of automated bring different datasets together, coding existing data and to produce severity indicators
Start Year 2020
 
Description NPI database phase II 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Statistical support
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, and analysis
Impact • Firstly we developed a taxonomy with WHO to allow the data to be coded. This taxonomy is now widely used by several other groups who collect their own datasets. So Both within WHO and external groups there are several datasets related to public health and social measures (PHSM) that are based on our taxonomy. • Secondly we developed a set of core variables required and ways of thinking about how we collect this type of policy information. Again these ideas have been adopted and influenced several of the largest trackers which are used widely. • The dataset was the first to bring together data from multiple sources and in doing this we produced mapping between the different groups datasets. We also introduced the idea that this was more sustainable and comprehensive way to collect data. It has led to the other groups establishing a network of PHSM trackers and many groups are now incorporating the same ideas into their datasets • The dataset itself is used by WHO, and is available through their website. They are currently in the process of incorporating the data into their covid19 dashboard. • The data is being used by modellers to look at the impact of policies on the pandemic, we are also using the data to look at what impact completeness of the trackers may have, as we have the ability to compare 5 different trackers. • Finally the dataset is being used to look at ML applications both in terms of automated bring different datasets together, coding existing data and to produce severity indicators
Start Year 2020
 
Description Oleylphosphocholine for the treatment of Old World Cutaneous Leishmaniasis(TT4CL) 
Organisation St George's University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design of study and analysis of results
Collaborator Contribution Clinical field and lab studies.
Impact None yet. Multidisciplinary: epidemiology, clinical trials, immunology
Start Year 2019
 
Description Peek 
Organisation Peekvsion
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Technology, programme delivery
Impact Multidisciplinary: statistics, clinical trials
Start Year 2020
 
Description Plague in Madagascar 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution trial statistician
Collaborator Contribution design and coordination of the study
Impact None yet. Multidisciplinary: statistics, clinical trials
Start Year 2019
 
Description Population estimation methods for PNG 
Organisation Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Design and analsysis of population estimation
Collaborator Contribution Fieldwork, study coordination, provision of imagery
Impact none yet. Multidisciplinary: Epidemiology, GIS, data science
Start Year 2019
 
Description RAFT 
Organisation Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID)
Country Cameroon 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Epidemiology lead, study design
Collaborator Contribution Lab studies, entomological expertise, modellers
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description RAFT 
Organisation Cote D'Ivoire's National Institute of Public Health
Country Cote d'Ivoire 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Epidemiology lead, study design
Collaborator Contribution Lab studies, entomological expertise, modellers
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description RAFT 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Epidemiology lead, study design
Collaborator Contribution Lab studies, entomological expertise, modellers
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description RAFT 
Organisation Mahidol University
Country Thailand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Epidemiology lead, study design
Collaborator Contribution Lab studies, entomological expertise, modellers
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description RAFT 
Organisation Malaria Consortium
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Epidemiology lead, study design
Collaborator Contribution Lab studies, entomological expertise, modellers
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description RAFT 
Organisation National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
Country Tanzania, United Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Epidemiology lead, study design
Collaborator Contribution Lab studies, entomological expertise, modellers
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description Recruitment in stepped wedge trials 
Organisation François Rabelais University or University of Tours
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical support
Collaborator Contribution study design and analysis
Impact None yet. Multidisciplinary: statistics, clinical trials
Start Year 2019
 
Description Risk of bias in cluster randomized trials 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PhD student supervision and statistical support
Collaborator Contribution Design and analysis, and supervision
Impact None yet. Multidisciplinary: statistics, clinical trials
Start Year 2019
 
Description STICH 
Organisation Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI)
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution PI on grant
Collaborator Contribution Co-PI and implementation
Impact None yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description SUCCEED 
Organisation University of Ibadan
Country Nigeria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpret
Impact Multidisciplinary: Disability, epidemiology, mental health, clinical trials
Start Year 2020
 
Description SUCCEED 
Organisation University of Makeni
Country Sierra Leone 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpret
Impact Multidisciplinary: Disability, epidemiology, mental health, clinical trials
Start Year 2020
 
Description SUCCEED 
Organisation University of Malawi
Country Malawi 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, analysis, interpret
Impact Multidisciplinary: Disability, epidemiology, mental health, clinical trials
Start Year 2020
 
Description Scrub typhus India 
Organisation Christian Medical College, Vellore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design of study and analysis of results
Collaborator Contribution Epidemiology, ecology, one health
Impact https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/tmi.13322 Multidisciplinary: epidemiology, clinical science, entomology, statistics, diagnostic assays
Start Year 2018
 
Description Social and behavioral norms related to social protection 
Organisation Ipsos MORI
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Statistical support for sample design and analysis
Collaborator Contribution Ipsos coordinating data collection ; UNICEF funding
Impact Surveys from 7 countries measuring social norms, publications. Multi-disciplinary: epidemiology, public health, qualitative/anthropology
Start Year 2020
 
Description Social and behavioral norms related to social protection 
Organisation UNICEF
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Statistical support for sample design and analysis
Collaborator Contribution Ipsos coordinating data collection ; UNICEF funding
Impact Surveys from 7 countries measuring social norms, publications. Multi-disciplinary: epidemiology, public health, qualitative/anthropology
Start Year 2020
 
Description Use of CPAP in patients hospitalised with Covid 
Organisation Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Design and analysis
Collaborator Contribution Specialist Covid clinical expertise, data collection
Impact Paper published. Evolving, further study planned to understand the role of CPAP in frail patients with Covid
Start Year 2020
 
Description Using pneumococcal carriage and invasiveness to inform vaccine policy in tropical Africa (CB) 
Organisation Kenyan Institute for Medical Research (KEMRI)
Country Kenya 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution study statistician
Collaborator Contribution design and coordination of the study
Impact no papers yet. Multi-disciplinary: epidemiology, genetics, statistics
Start Year 2019
 
Description VITALITY 
Organisation Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI)
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Study design, implementation and evaluation
Impact Multidisciplinary: clinical medicine, epidemiology, clinical trials, health economics
Start Year 2020
 
Description VITALITY 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Study design, implementation and evaluation
Impact Multidisciplinary: clinical medicine, epidemiology, clinical trials, health economics
Start Year 2020
 
Description VITALITY 
Organisation University of Lusaka
Country Zambia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Study design, implementation and evaluation
Impact Multidisciplinary: clinical medicine, epidemiology, clinical trials, health economics
Start Year 2020
 
Description VITALITY 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Study design, implementation and evaluation
Impact Multidisciplinary: clinical medicine, epidemiology, clinical trials, health economics
Start Year 2020
 
Description Y-CHECK 
Organisation National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
Department Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU)
Country Tanzania, United Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Study design
Collaborator Contribution Study design, implementation
Impact Multidisciplinary: epidemiology, public health
Start Year 2018
 
Description Y-CHECK 
Organisation University of Ghana
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Study design
Collaborator Contribution Study design, implementation
Impact Multidisciplinary: epidemiology, public health
Start Year 2018
 
Description Y-CHECK 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Study design
Collaborator Contribution Study design, implementation
Impact Multidisciplinary: epidemiology, public health
Start Year 2018
 
Description Y-CHECK (Zimbabwe) 
Organisation Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI)
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Project lead, study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, and analysis
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description Y-CHECK (Zimbabwe) 
Organisation Government of Zimbabwe
Department Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project lead, study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, and analysis
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description Y-CHECK (Zimbabwe) 
Organisation Ministry of Health and Child Welfare of the Republic of Zimbabwe
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project lead, study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, and analysis
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description Y-CHECK (Zimbabwe) 
Organisation University of Zimbabwe
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project lead, study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, and analysis
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description Y-CHECK (Zimbabwe) 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project lead, study design, analysis
Collaborator Contribution Design, implementation, and analysis
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
Description Zvatinoda! 
Organisation Organization for Public Health Interventions and Development
Country Zimbabwe 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Study design, project coordination
Collaborator Contribution Study design and coordination, fieldwork, liaison with policy makers, digital intervention expertise
Impact none yet. Multidisciplinary: Epidemiology, social science, implementation science
Start Year 2019
 
Description Zvatinoda! 
Organisation The SHM Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Study design, project coordination
Collaborator Contribution Study design and coordination, fieldwork, liaison with policy makers, digital intervention expertise
Impact none yet. Multidisciplinary: Epidemiology, social science, implementation science
Start Year 2019
 
Title Eave Tubes 
Description Vector control tool which has been evaluated in one CRT; currently searching for funding for a second trial to enable WHO policy decisions 
Type Preventative Intervention - Physical/Biological risk modification
Current Stage Of Development Late clinical evaluation
Year Development Stage Completed 2019
Development Status Actively seeking support
Clinical Trial? Yes
Impact We have generated the first epidemiological evidence for the combined intervention of Eave Tubes and house screening. We measured a 40% decrease in malaria case incidence in children living in villages where the intervention was installed. This evidence has been published in the Lancet and has been reported to WHO to feed into future policy decisions. 
 
Title Next generation bed nets 
Description Bed nets with new active ingredients being trialled in CRT in Benin 
Type Preventative Intervention - Physical/Biological risk modification
Current Stage Of Development Late clinical evaluation
Year Development Stage Completed 2021
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact Trial is still ongoing so no impact so far 
 
Title Yathu-Yathu 
Description Community-based sexual health services for adolescents and young people in Zambia. Community-randomised trial funded by MRC. 
Type Health and Social Care Services
Current Stage Of Development Late clinical evaluation
Year Development Stage Completed 2019
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Clinical Trial? Yes
Impact None yet, trial still in progress. 
 
Title CLAN 
Description Command for Stata to conduct a cluster level analysis adjusting for individual level covariates 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact None yet 
URL https://ideas.repec.org/c/boc/bocode/s458844.html
 
Title RtD3 
Description An R package for generating interactive visualisations of rt estimates. Provides an interface for the JavaScript library rt_vis. This package was designed using rt estimates generated by the EpiNow2 package, an open source resource for creating rt estimates. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact None yet 
URL https://zenodo.org/record/4011842
 
Title UK Colocation Dashboard 
Description Interactive dashboard of Facebook Colocation data in the UK. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Used by multiple government users as a proxy for differing contact rates in local areas in the UK. Users include: Cabinet Office, Bank of England, Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust. 
URL https://cmmid.github.io/colocation_dashboard_cmmid/
 
Title pull_facebook_data_for_good 
Description Tool to automate data download for researchers using data from Facebook Data for Good. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2021 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact None yet 
URL https://github.com/hamishgibbs/pull_facebook_data_for_good
 
Description 5th Southern Africa Malaria Research Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation presenting results of CRT on reactive focal malaria elimination interventions in Namibia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description AMARI Video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ARTICULATE "Filling the Gap" is a mental health documentary which highlights the work of selected AMARI fellows in communities as part of their contributions to cut the huge mental health treatment gap. The film also showcases lived experiences of people living with Mental, Neurological and Substance misuse disorders (MNS).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_82Zge0-Lg
 
Description AMR STI Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2 day conference tp bring together experts working at the interface of AMR and STI research, policy and practice with a view to identifying bottlenecks and solutions for tackling STI AMR and developing short and long term action plans
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/global-local-addressing-threat-amr-sti-control
 
Description ASTMH conference (JB) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation at ASTMH conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ASTMH: Symposium on PBO Nets 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Symposium on New Generation Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets for malaria prevention
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Adolescent Health 2019 Coming of Age 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Helen Weiss, oral presentation at Adolescent Health - Coming of age conference held by RCPCH
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC world service interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC World Service interview in response to second recorded case of "cure" from HIV announced at CROI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BMGF Vector trial design 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Oral presentation re. the Eave Tubes trial to trial design and vector control experts to draw consensus of priorities for future trial design
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description CROI/ ISSTDR/ IAS 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talks on PopART trial results at CROI, IAS and ISSTDR conferences in 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Covid related interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio and TV interviews with BBC for advice related to Covid in early days of epidemic in UK and emergence as a global pandemic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Ending Period Poverty Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on ending period poverty by 2030, bringing together researchers, funders, policy makers and practitioners to discuss how to use evidence to develop and deliver menstrual health policies and programmes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2019
 
Description Feminem Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Podcast on careers in epidemiology and gender equity in leadership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description HAYA Adolescent health research dissemination 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following the HAYA research programmed in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Young people co-created and performed songs and films to share messages from the research with their peers and other stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description HIV: Diverse challenges among children and women in Asia and Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact HIV: Diverse challenges among children and women in Asia and Africa - talk by Dr Fatima Mir (The Aga Khan University, Pakistan) and Prof Gita Ramjee (The Aurum Foundation, South Africa) hosted by STIRIG (LSHTM'S STI Research Interest Group, which is co-directed by ISEG members)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/webinar-hiv-diverse-challenges-among-children-and-women-as...
 
Description IAS 2018 (KS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Evaluating uptake of anti-retroviral treatment irrespective of CD4 count
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IBS-SSACAB joint conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact conference talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description IBS-SSACAB joint conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact chaired 1-hour session at IBS-SSACAB Joint conference Cape Town
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Immunisation and adolescents - the HPV vaccine 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker discussed where we are at this point with the HPV vaccine programs nationally and globally and what impact we can already see. Event finished with a discussion about attitudes towards the vaccine and how we should deal with potential shortages, as have recently arisen. The event was co-hosted by STIRIG (LSHTM'S STI Research Interest Group, which is co-directed by ISEG members)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/immunisation-and-adolescents-hpv-vaccine
 
Description Imperial University invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited seminar to promote good trial methodology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Joint WHO-Wageningen University of Research Global Vector Control Response conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Oral Presentation on Insecticides and Malaria Control
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Ke Mo Leseding (Into the light), combatting HIV/AIDS stigma in Botswana with innovative approaches 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event screened Ke Mo Leseding (Into the light), a film about an intimate and inspirational journey that outlines the story of Stanley Monageng, a 72 year old HIV activist. A message to the people of Botswana, the film tells the story of Stanley's determination to walk over 370 kilometres in just eleven days to provide HIV/AIDS education to the most remote parts of the country. The film featured testament from HIV activists, doctors, political leaders, and community members all pleading Batswana to test and treat for HIV and was followed by a Q&A session with Stanley and the filmmakers. Event hosted by STIRIG (LSHTM'S STI Research Interest Group, which is co-directed by ISEG members)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/ke-mo-leseding-light-combatting-hivaids-stigma-botswana-in...
 
Description King College invited seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited seminar to promote good trial methodology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Media interviews around release of primary results of PopART trial 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media interviews around the publication of the primary results of the PopART trial
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mental Health World Congress News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Interview in Mental Health World Congress Magazine about menstrual health research in the context of school mental health and school drop out
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Neisseria gonorrhoeae genomics and antibiotic resistance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Neisseria gonorrhoeae genomics and antibiotic resistance webinar given by Dr Yonatan Grad (Harvard T.H. Chan) hosted by STIRIG (LSHTM'S STI Research Interest Group, which is co-directed by ISEG members)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/webinar-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-genomics-and-antibiotic-resi...
 
Description Networking Breakfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact TEG networking breakfast at LSHTM - approx 20 LSHTM staff attended a talk designed to promote TEG's work and encourage new collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description PIP/AHRI Data workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Longitudinal nature of data, data collection approach utilized, how to merge such datasets with hospital records of mortalit and also proposed methods of analysis were presented and participants had practical sessions using Stata or R (as per their choice). The purpose was to enabling participants to work on Africa Health Research Institute Population Intervention Programme (PIP) datasets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Pint of Science (SN) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk about trial in Uganda and South Africa, as part of national science festival
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description PopART and UTT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at Francis Crick Institute for World AIDS Day 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Programmatic considerations for integrating STI services into pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programmes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Jason Ong (Monash University and University of Melbourne) gave a talk on the high prevalence and incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STI) among PrEP users, and how as PrEP programmes continue to be scaled up globally, how many have integrated STI testing into their PrEP programs, and what challenges remain for implementers? Event hosted by STIRIG (LSHTM'S STI Research Interest Group, which is co-directed by ISEG members)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/programmatic-considerations-integrating-sti-services-pre-e...
 
Description Punishing the prostitute and protecting the soldier: the Lal Bazaar, lock hospital and the treatment of venereal disease in colonial India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk by Dr Erica Wald, Goldsmiths. The British Army in India had a serious and enduring problem with venereal disease. At any given point across the nineteenth century, roughly 25% of its European troops were in hospital, with some form of what were known as 'vice'-related illnesses, the most frequently diagnosed of which was syphilis.
In response to this, medical and commanding offers joined forces to construct a punitive treatment system which targeted the women seen to be the root cause of this problem - those Indian women deemed to be 'common prostitutes'. However, the system continually failed to accomplish any of its aims.The talk explored the construction, operation and consequences of the ways in which syphilis was approached in the nineteenth century. Hosted by STIRIG (LSHTM'S STI Research Interest Group, which is co-directed by ISEG members)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/punishing-prostitute-and-protecting-soldier-lal-bazaar-loc...
 
Description SADC E8 Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Inaugural Webinar of SADC Malaria Elimonation Eight: Talk on impact of malaria border health posts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description STI Vaccine Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on the need for STI vaccines/bottlenecks for development & implementation, bringing together researchers, policy makers and clinicians
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/sti-vaccine-workshop-innovations-impact
 
Description STI co-endemicity and the role of point of care tests for resistance guided therapy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This seminar discussed the outcomes of the 'Precise' study, which aimed to develop point of care antimicrobial resistance tests for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma genitalium infection to ensure accurate resistance guided therapy and antibiotic stewardship in sexual health medicine. Data also presented from a sub-study looking at STI co-infections, macrolide resistance and risk factors associated with MG infection. The talk was hosted by STIRIG (LSHTM'S STI Research Interest Group, which is co-directed by ISEG members)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/sti-co-endemicity-and-role-point-care-tests-resistance-gui...
 
Description SUSAN-SSACAB conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Six previous TEG fellows attended, presented abstracts & discussed to strengthen the network, to share expertise, collaborate on common projects. Also contributed to discussions on how TEG can contribute to the SSACAB initiative for capacity building in SSA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Seminar "Interpretation (and mis-interpretation) of p-values" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact talk as part of monthly seminar series for research community associated with MRC Uganda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Single-Dose HPV Vaccine Evaluation Consortium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact member of advisory group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Stockholm Convention DDT Expert Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advise the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on continued use of DDT for malaria vector control
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talks on PopART trial results 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talks on PopART trial results given at University of Third Age, Francis Crick Institute and other organizations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Television Interview on ENCA, South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview during Evening News on South Africa's main news channel (ENCA) on results of malaria trial in Namibia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The Behaviour Insights Team stepped wedge trial talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited seminar at a social purpose company part owned by the cabinet office to promote good trial methodology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The elimination of cervical cancer should not be a dream but critical basic elements are still needed 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk byDr Silvia de Sanjosé, US National Cancer Institute. Talk summary: Recently WHO has launched a call to eliminate cervical cancer globally during this century. The joint impact of HPV vaccines and adequate cervical cancer screening and treatment are the pillars for this announcement. The reality is, however, surprisingly behind. Less that 15% of women in LMIC have ever had a screening test and still the majority of girls in the world have not yet been vaccinated. Further, many women living with HIV in low and middle income countries (LMIC) are not receiving an optimal screening approach. Limiting screening to 1 or 2 visits lifetime requires a highly accurate approaches still largely unavailable. Recent scientific developments on the impact of HPV type specific infections and on the use of artificial intelligence based methods to evaluate cervical images in the screening setting open new realistic venues. Talk hosted by STIRIG (LSHTM'S STI Research Interest Group, which is co-directed by ISEG members)

Speaker

Dr Silvia de Sanjosé, MD and PhD from LSHTM, is a senior Consultant at the US National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/elimination-cervical-cancer-should-not-be-dream-critical-b...
 
Description WHO DAT Task force 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WHO Digital Adherence Technology Task force for TB.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description WHO Malariogenic potential 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact WHO Expert Review Group re Malariogenic potential: stratification after elimination- invited expert
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description WHO VCAG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WHO Vector Control Advisory Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description WHO VCAG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WHO Vector Control Advisory Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description WHO/UNAIDS/UT3C 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact WHO/UNAIDS consultation with UTT trial investigators to discuss policy implications of trials of universal testing and treatment for HIV
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description World Health Organization strategic approaches to sexually transmitted infections prevention and control: a historical perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Francis Ndowa, Regional Director of the Africa and the Middle East & North Africa Branch of the International Union against STIs (IUSTI Africa-MENA), a member of the WHO Sexual and Reproductive Health/Human Reproduction (SRH/HRP) Scientific and Technical Advisory Group delivered a seminar outlining key milestones, features and recommendations presented by the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the burden of sexually transmitted infections at the global and national levels historically, highlighting successes and recognised gaps, in both research and interventions. The talk also looked at policies and opportunities which enhance or hinder the global and national responses to sexually transmitted infections (STI) prevention and control. Seminar hosted by hosted by STIRIG (LSHTM'S STI Research Interest Group, which is co-directed by ISEG members)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/world-health-organization-strategic-approaches-sexually-tr...
 
Description Young Scientists (SN) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Around 12-20 local school pupils (age 14-18) attend LSHTM for 1-2 weeks. They design and carry out a piece of scientific research, supported by academic staff and postgraduate student mentors. They then present their results to an open seminar. Held three times per year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description anti-microbial resistance symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a talk at the anti-microbial resistance symposium at LSHTM about developing drug resistance to malaria treatment in the Greater Mekong region
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019