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Rethinking the Top-Down Approach

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As we continue our efforts to improve access to diagnostics for schistosomiasis at the point of need, how else can we contribute to the shift from control to elimination of this infectious disease in sub-Saharan Africa?…

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World NTD Day

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Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) affect more than 1 billion people. Effective diagnostics are essential for disease management, and to guide treatment strategies during the surge of infectious outbreaks, disease surveillance and possible disease eradication. While treatment…

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Presentations of Symposium online

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The presentations (videos and slides) of the four presenters of our INSPiRED symposium can now be found on our website. Over 70 participants joined us to learn more about and discuss technological developments in diagnostic…

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Diagnostics Symposium Jan 13th

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Please join us on January 13, 2021 for an online Diagnostics Symposium organized by INSPiRED, TU Delft | Global Initiative and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) Global Initiative. The symposium will showcase and discuss new…

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Automating malaria diagnosis: a machine learning approach

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On December 18th, Noor van Driel successfully defended her MSc thesis titled “Automating malaria diagnosis: a machine learning approach: Erythrocyte segmentation and parasite identification in thin blood smear microscopy images using convolutional neural networks.” In…

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New paper published in Frontiers Public Health

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Our paper titled “A Stakeholder Analysis of Schistosomiasis Diagnostic Landscape in South-West Nigeria: Insights for Diagnostics Co-creation” has been published in Frontiers Public Health. Full paper can be found here. Background: Schistosomiasis, one of the neglected…

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Presentation at ANDI, University of Lagos

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In November 2020, Prosper presented the progress of his research that is based on development of an automated diagnostic device for the schistosomamansoniand hookworm infections, at the ANDI centre of excellence for Malaria Diagnosis, University of…

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