Grifferty_Grace_14770130.jpeg

Grace Grifferty joined Dr. Wamai's Global Health Initiative at Northeastern University in the Fall of 2014. For the last six years, she has supported the Visceral Leishmaniasis project in East Pokot, Kenya by studying primary literature, writing grants, conducting analyses on data collected from the project, presenting this research at numerous conferences, and developing this website. After winning a research grant, Grace was able to travel to East Pokot in December 2017 to conduct hands-on research in the field. She screened at-risk individuals for visceral leishmaniasis and HIV co-morbidity, reported this data to the World Health Organization and helped run health education seminars for various at-risk local populations.

Grace Grifferty

Publications

Screen Shot 2020-10-18 at 3.44.28 PM.png

Strengthening VL Data Systems in Kenya: ensuring high-quality data for program decision-making 

Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) has a global incidence between 50,000 - 90,000 each year, with over 90% of these cases...

Click the icon to read the PDF

Screen Shot 2020-10-18 at 3.10.02 PM.png

Influencing Community-Based Point-of-Care for Visceral Leishmaniasis in East Pokot, Kenya (2018)

MA neglected tropical disease caused by parasitic protozoan, Leishmania donovani, transmitted by a sandfly vector...

Click the icon to read the PDF

Screen Shot 2020-10-18 at 3.07.36 PM.png

Assessing leishmaniasis in East Pokot Kenya: an epidemiological survey and community evaluation

Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is one of several neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are chronic and debilitating...

Click the icon to read the PDF

Screen Shot 2020-10-18 at 3.16.57 PM.png

Systematic Review of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) in Kenya Using STEPs Survey...

Disease surveillance is at the core of population health. The goal is to systematically collect, interpret...

Click the icon to read the PDF

Screen Shot 2020-10-18 at 3.49.29 PM.png

Abstract: Outcomes of a Community interventional Evaluative Model for Neglected Diseases in Kenya 

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are the primary barriers for low-income individuals to escape poverty. Population based...

Click the icon to read the PDF

Screen Shot 2020-10-18 at 3.07.59 PM.png

Influencing Community-Based Point-of-Care for Visceral Leishmaniasis in East Pokot, Kenya (2019)

Visceral and Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (VL and CL, respectively) are two of several Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in...

Click the icon to read the PDF

Screen Shot 2020-10-18 at 3.10.18 PM.png

An integrated community interventional-evaluate model for neglected diseases in East Pokot

Previous studies (2012, 2013) in East Pokot, Kenya showed high endemicity of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and other neglected...

Click the icon to read the PDF