Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor
Anna Phillips joined the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) in 2009 as a programme manager in Burkina Faso and Niger in Francophone West Africa. Her main responsability was to assist with the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the USAID funded integrated neglected tropical diseases control programme. In May 2011 USAID funding came to an end and Anna managed the DFID funded schistosomiasis control programs in Niger and Cote D'Ivoire in addition to the CIFF funded treatment program in Rwanda.
Anna was awarded two Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation (SCORE) projects in Mozambique and Niger in 2010. SCORE is funded by the Gates Foundation through the University of Georgia. SCORE's is a five-year project, whose goal is to inform efforts to gain control of schistosomiasis in high-prevalence areas, sustain control and move towards elimination. In 2015, Anna was awarded Newton Funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to investigate diagnostic tools for Schistosomiasis in Brazil.
Anna completed her BSc at Edinburgh University where my main focus was parasitology, with a dissertation on schistosomiasis immunology in Zimbabwean school children. Anna continued her studies at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, completing her dissertation with the SCI looking at schistosomiasis and malaria co-infections in under 5's on Ukerewe Island, Tanzania. Anna finished her PhD in January 2009 at Imperial College London, where she focused on HIV risk behaviour among sexual minorities in Southern India. Her primary tole involved the monitoring and evaluation element among men who have sex with men in Karnataka.
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et al., 2014, Who mixes with whom among men who have sex with men? Implications for modelling the HIV epidemic in southern India, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol:355, ISSN:0022-5193, Pages:140-150