Program Overview

  • * Epidemiology and surveillance of Leishmaniasis in Asia and Africa
  • * Sand fly/Leishmania interaction
  • * Aspects of sand fly biology relevant to VL control
  • * Host-Parasite interactions and their genomics in Leishmaniasis
  • * Immunological responses and immunopathology
  • * PKDL and transmission
  • * Non-invasive field adapted tools (and biomarkers) for VL diagnosis and test of cure
  • * VL new Drug discovery/photochemicals
  • * Chemotherapy and drug resistance
  • * Vaccine development
  • * CL in Indian subcontinent, epidemiology, therapeutics and control
  • * Kala-azar elimination and sustainability in South Asia
  • * Basic research
  • * Platform for research and control
  • * Integration of innovation into health programmes and health systems
  • * Experiences in the journey towards Leishmania control and elimination