Leishmaniasis Project

Project:
Epidemiology and Transmission of Leishmaniasis donovani infections in Sri Lanka and Bhutan Epidemiology study:
Identify risk factors and transmission dynamic of Leishmaniasis (individual, household and village level risk factors) – case control study
Molecular characterization of organism

Entomology study:
Dissect the role and properties of vector and its environment that are important in infection transmission and control
Vector presence and seasonal variation in vector abundance
Geographical and climatic factors influencing sand flies dynamics –
Molecular characterization of sand flies

Gastric Cancer Pilot Study – Dawakha

A community-based collaborative study for eradication of Helicobacter pylori and associated gastric cancer in Bhutan

Objectives:

  • Estimate the prevalence of H. pylori infection using suitable diagnostic tools in a population living in Dawakha BHU catchment area.
  • Eradicate the H. pylori infection in the community.
  • Estimate the prevalence of atrophic gastritis among H. pylori positive cases using serum pepsinogen test in a community.
  • Determining the prevalence of gastric cancer among risk-group identified H. pylori and pepsinogen positive using endoscopy in the community.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of treatment using recommended clarithromycin triple therapy.
  • Determine resistance pattern to the triple therapy and conduct characterization of H. pylori
Mobile-phone based electroencephalography (mEEG) to improve outcomes of people with epilepsy in Bhutan

To implement a smartphone-based EEG for people with epilepsy (PWE) in Bhutan in order to demonstrate the clinical and research implications of the smartphone EEG for epilepsy characterization, epilepsy case management, and general capacity building of an established team of non-neurologist health care workers to provide epilepsy investigation using smartphones

Strengthening imported food control system and Pilot Testing Food Safety Indicators
Forth coming Project
  1. COVID Vaccine Study Project
  2. Gastric Cancer follow up project – GACD (Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases) funded by Japanese Agency for Medical Research and Development
  3. Gastric Cancer follow up project – SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) grant
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