Solina in partnership with eHealth Africa is implementing the ESPEN project created through a joint venture by BMGF and the WHO regional office for Africa (WHO AFRO) to accelerate the control and elimination of the five most prevalent NTDs and ensure the availability of quality data for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) surveillance, management, and control. The ESPEN portal was the first of its kind to publicly share sub-national data on NTDs consistently for all 48 countries in the AFRO region and has proven resourceful in the strategic NTDs elimination efforts. Despite the obvious value-add that the portal brings to the management of the NTDs, national NTD programs have not optimally utilised the portal to facilitate decision-making. Hence, to improve the uptake and utilisation of the portal by National NTD programs, the project seeks to evaluate the platform to holistically understand the weaknesses with its technical integrity and end-user experience. The specific objectives of the six months project include reviewing the integrity of the ESPEN portal and the comparability with data from other sources, assessing how well the portal is meeting the needs of its end-users and exploring the potential for expansion to new diseases, and capturing the vision and support needed for the portal in the following strategic phase of ESPEN (through 2025).


SCIDaR offers dynamic and rewarding opportunities to individuals who desire to gain experience and develop key professional skills while also working to contribute to SCIDaR’s organizational goals within six (6) months.


Our vision is to become a leading organization working to accelerate social, health, and economic development of under- served populations