Yaws eradication

Research

All control, elimination and eradication require ongoing active research to develop better tools and to carry out implementation research, address gaps and optimize delivery of interventions. Yaws eradication is not an exception and despite an oral treatment and the availability of a rapid diagnostic test, research remains a priority.

In terms of research, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the University of Washington in Seattle, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, in Kumasi, Ghana, the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research in Accra, Ghana, the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, and the Barcelona Institute of Global Health in Barcelona, Spain are currently collaborating with WHO.