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Communicable diseases research - Pan American Health Organization

This presentation was designed by Antonio Lima for the VERDAS consortium workshop held on Thursday 2 March at the University of Valle in Cali, Colombia. The workshop was the Verdas Consortium presentation of its research results, a synthesis of knowledge on urban health interventions for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases.

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Communicable diseases research - Pan American Health Organization

  1. 1. Communicable Diseases Research Pan American Health Organization Zaida Yadon Communicable Diseases Research Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis Department Pan American Health Organization Title of the Presentation1
  2. 2. Communicable Diseases Research • Setting Priorities • Promote and support research • Promote and support Capacity Title of the Presentation2
  3. 3. Identify priorities and develop research agenda for implementation o Leishmaniasis, Malaria,, Zika o Research Agenda Leprosy • Systematic review on the state of the art of Leprosy • Priority setting: Delphi methods oQuestionnaire development oPilot study oQuestionnaire modification is in process Titl3
  4. 4. Promote and support research SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME Title of the Presentation4
  5. 5. • Small Grants Programme 2014 o A total of 6 projects from 5 disease-endemic Latin American countries were selected for funding research on vertically transmitted diseases that are passed from mothers to their newborns. Two in Argentina and one each in Brazil, Paraguay, Colombia and Mexico. o One workshop for protocol development /improvement Argentina. Title of the Presentation5
  6. 6. Coordinate research and capacity building initiatives -activities • Small Grant Programme 2015 o A total of 9 projects from 7 disease-endemic Latin American countries ( Brazil, 2 Cuba, 2 Colombia, Peru, Saint Kitss, Haiti-Dominican Republic) were selected for funding research on communicable diseases (Angiostrongylus cantonensis, Malaria-Filariasis, leprosy, Leihmaniasis, tuberculosis, Strongyloides stercoralis, Schistosoma mansoni) o One workshop for protocol development /improvement Dominican Republic. Title of the Presentation6
  7. 7. Promote and support research and capacity building initiatives -activities • Small Grant Programme 2016 o Call focus on Zika virus o 79 proposals were received from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Peru, Trinidad Tobago o 17 Proposals approved for funding (Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Venezuela) Title of the Presentation7
  8. 8. Emergence and spread of Leishmaniasis between frontiers (ARG, BRA, PAR +BOL +URU) • 3 year multi -country study with eco-social-bio approach o 2014 Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay o In 2015, in response to the emergence of Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis in Uruguay. Fund were secure to include Uruguay as part of the research teams . o 2015 Also we incorporate Bolivia (border with Argentina and Brazil) Title of the Presentation8
  9. 9. Emergence and spread of Leishmaniasis between frontiers (ARG, BRA, PAR +BOL +URU) • Products, outputs and outcomes • The initiative contributed among others to: o New knowledge on the determinants (bio socio and ecological) drivers of the emergence and spread of Leishmaniasis in 5 countries. o South-south collaboration on research and capacity building for these five countries in many domain o Development of a Network o New research initiatives such as standardization of PCR for LC and capacity building Title of the Presentation9
  10. 10. Promote and support Capacity building • To develop technical capacity at local, national and regional levels in Operational Research (OR) • To strengthen the coordination and collaboration between the control programmes and the Academia • Promote OR focus on priorities relevant for local level • Improve the dissemination of the OR results • To influence police and practice based in scientific evidence Title of the Presentation11
  11. 11. S RT IT Course Purpose: To teach the practical skills for conducting and publishing operational research Approach: “combines training with implementation” • Product –oriented [a submitted research paper] • Modular approach [3 modules over 10-12 months] • Milestones must be achieved to stay in course • Targets must be achieved to keep the brand
  12. 12. Structured Operational Reseach Initiative • SORTIT cohort 2014-15. Panama city (TB) • SORTIT Cohort 2017. Villavicencio, Colombia (TB) • SORTIT Cohort 2017. Paramaribo, Suriname (Malaria) Title of the Presentation14
  13. 13. Thanks for your attention Zaida Yadon zyadon@gmail.com yadonzai@paho.com Title of the Presentation15