COR-NTD Grants | Request for Proposals by NTD Support Center with support from USAID
The Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Support Center, a program of The Task Force for Global Health, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced two COR-NTD grants for operational research:
- New diagnostics for schistosomiasis monitoring and evaluation - This request for proposals (RFP) is for the near-term development of diagnostic and new/alternative platforms for monitoring and evaluation of schistosomiasis (S. mansoni and S. haematobium) control/elimination programs. he goal of this RFP is to produce diagnostic tools and/or platforms that can be used for monitoring and evaluation of schistosomiasis control/elimination programs. The programmatic context and diagnostic parameters that tools funded through this RFP must meet are outlined in the new WHO Schistosomiasis Monitoring and Evaluation TPP.
- Increasing Effectiveness of Delivery of Preventive Chemotherapy against NTDs. The NTD Support Center is requesting proposals to improve the delivery of preventive chemotherapy for the elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Although NTD programs have achieved elimination targets in many settings, these goals have been hard to attain in some contexts due to implementation challenges, preventing countries from achieving their elimination goals. A number of distinct health system, contextual and community factors are responsible for reducing the overall effectiveness and impact of NTD interventions along the delivery continuum. Focused operational and implementation research to understand barriers and to test feasible solutions to overcome them can improve the overall delivery of NTD programmatic interventions and their equity and impact, especially if research is guided and supported by national programs. Research proposed for this call will investigate and develop solutions to persistent challenges associated with the implementation of NTD programs, focusing on scalable solutions that can be incorporated into program implementation plans.
Submissions for these RFP must be received by January 31, 2022 in order to be considered.