ITI grants 2019

RSTMH has partnered with ITI to support trachoma research as part of our small grants programme. ITI are funding four selected small grants of up to £5,000.

2019 grant awardees

Ailie Robinson - Exploiting fly feeding behaviours to incriminate Musca sorbens, the putative vector of trachoma, LSHTM, UK & Ethiopia

Harry Pickering - Chlamydia Trachomatis Antibodies for Distinguishing Infection exposure in the Eye and Urogenital tract (CT-ADIEU): a pilot study, LSHTM, UK

Ruth Wandia Maina - Outcomes of mass co-administration of azithromycin and albendazole in eliminating trachoma and controlling soil transmitted helminthiasis in Narok County, University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Kenya

Shannon Das - Creating an innovative point-of-care molecular diagnostic for early detection of trachoma, The Australian National University, Australia

Dr Paul Emerson, ITI Director said: 

"These grants will generate new knowledge of direct relevance to trachoma elimination and can also help launch the careers of the next generation of NTD warriors. The first opportunity is often the most important for junior researchers and we look forward to continuing this partnership."