Anna is a Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow at the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research (LCNTDR), Imperial College as the project coordinator for the Geshiyaro Project in Ethiopia. This project has an ‘End Game’ for interrupting transmission of soil-transmitted helminths (STH) and schistosomiasis through mass drug administration and WaSH. Anna is also the Principal Investigator investigating diagnostic tools for Schistosomiasis in Brazil with funding from the Medical Research Council.
Prior to working at LCNTDR, Anna worked for eight years at the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) as a Senior Programme Manager in Francophone Africa (Burkina Faso, Niger, Cote D'Ivoire, Rwanda and Madagascar) and Mozambique. Her main responsibility was to assist with the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national-scale NTD programs.
Anna has developed strong cross-sectoral partnerships with country programs, donors, research, and policy influencers such as the Global Schisto Alliance. She has multiple years’ experience living in various countries and is multilingual, so is keen to get more francophone/lusophone perspective to the GSA table.