The Kala azar Research Centre of Faculty of Medicine of the University of Gadarif (UoG) will participate as a Partner in our lTN Action: Control of leishmaniasis, from bench to bedside and community.
They will actively parlicipate in the project 1.7 entitled "Access to Leishmania treatment in Africa, led by Prof. Dr. Marleen Boelaert from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp (lTM) with partnership of the Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (ISGLOBAL) and MSF Access Campaign. UoG will help the PhD fellow, Dr. Temmy Sunyoto in conducting an observational study using qualitative method to assess Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) access barriers and community perspectives of these barriers. This study is crucial to understand reasons of limited access to VL care anb to guide the development of innovative strategies to increase access to VL diagnosis and care in this part of the world.
The team members of Kala azar Research centre, Faculty of Medicine of Gadarif University gathers the human expefiise and deep knowledge on these issues. Having been participated in the Moniioring and Evaluation study of KalaCoRE consortium (a UKAid-funded VL control program), there is trained researchers that would collaborate with the fellow to ensure quality and validity of the study planned.