RELATED RESEARCH

The SaniPath Tool can also be adapted to focus on specific pathogens of interest where resources and capacity are available for more complex laboratory analyses. Currently, the SaniPath Tool is being adapted to examine risks of environmental exposure to Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi A, Campylobacter, and Vibrio cholera.

SaniPath Typhoid

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In partnership with ICMR | NICED, the SaniPath Typhoid study is building an in-depth understanding of the transmission and survival of S. Typhi and S. Paratyphi A in the environment and developing sensitive and specific methods for detection of these pathogens in environmental samples for wastewater surveillance. The study builds on methods developed for the SaniPath Exposure Assessment to understand exposures specific to S. Typhi and S. Paratyphi A . Funding for this project comes from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

For more information, contact Suraja Raj

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The Exposure Assessment of Camploybacter Infections in Rural Ethiopia (ExCam) study, led by the University of Florida, is expected to generate critical knowledge on children’s exposure to Campylobacter in the Ethiopian setting and generalizable methodologies that can be extended to other LMICs. The study brings together an interdisciplinary team of experts in exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, social science, biostatistics, infectious diseases transmission modeling, and environmental microbiology. In this study SaniPath methods for modeling behaviors of young children have been adapted to understand exposures in the  rural Ethiopian context. Partners institutions include the University of Florida, Haramaya University, Ohio State University, and CGSW at Emory University. Funding for this project comes from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

For more information, contact Habib Yakubu

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This study, led by KEMRI, proposes to study hotspots identified from previous outbreaks of cholera and from ongoing outbreaks in Kenya using high resolution satellite imaging technology to map areas for immediate sampling, exposure risks and the most critical transmission pathways surveillance. SaniPath techniques will help identify critical environmental and human factors associated with hotspots, and novel techniques are deployed including Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) and bioinformatics. Partnering with relevant governmental agencies to deploy our rapid detection and tracking techniques of these hotspots, this project aims to establish preventive measures for infection emergence and spread. Partners institutions include Ohio State University, and CGSW at Emory University. Funding for this project comes from the Wellcome Trust Research Foundation.

For more information, contact Habib Yakubu

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