Home of the Brighton and Sussex Medical School’s partnerships to tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): The Global Health Research Unit on NTDs and The 5S Foundation. We carry out research, implementation and community engagement to tackle NTDs.
Our vision is to undertake world-class interdisciplinary research to provide an evidence base for interventions that ‘leave no one behind’ targeting three conditions:
A slow-growing, destructive infection of the skin and underlying tissues for which there is no effective treatment.
A progressive and disabling form of leg swelling that is often seen in barefoot farmers. We are working to improve the ability to diagnose, prevent and treat podoconiosis
A profoundly irritating infectious skin condition caused by tiny mites burrowing into the skin which occurs in outbreaks in vulnerable communities. Our research will strengthen the ability of low-income countries to respond to scabies outbreaks
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This research was funded by the NIHR 200140 and 16/13629/131996 using UK aid from the UK Government to support global health research. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the UK government