Lopez, Anna Ma. Lena L.

Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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Infectious Diseases
Childhood Diseases
Public Health
"My previous work with oral cholera vaccine (OCV) has led to its licensure in India and eventual WHO-prequalification, allowing UN agencies to purchase the OCV. The OCV is now used as an additional tool for cholera control, cholera epidemic and endemic settings. I have also worked in various aspects of OCV and other vaccines’ programmatic implementation and effectiveness studies. The results of some of these studies have been used as the basis for national and international policies and guidelines."
Relevant Publications: 

1. Lopez AL, Macasaet LY, Ylade M, Tayag EA, Ali M. Epidemiology of cholera in the Philippines. PLoS Negl Tropical Dis 2015;9:e3440 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003440

2. Lopez AL, Aldaba JG, Roque VG Jr, Tandoc AO III, Sy AK, et al. Epidemiology of Japanese Encephalitis in the Philippines: A Systematic Review. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Mar 20;9(3): e0003630. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003630

3. Deen J, von Seidlein L, Luquero FJ, Troeger C, Reyburn R, Lopez AL, et al. The scenario approach for countries considering the addition of oral cholera vaccination in cholera preparedness and control plans. Lancet Infect Dis 2015; doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00298-4.

4. Martin S, Lopez AL, Bellos A, Deen J, Ali M, Alberti K, et al. Post-licensure deployment of oral cholera vaccines: a systematic review. Bull World Health Organ 2014;92:881–893: doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.14.139949

5. Anh DD, Lopez AL, Tran HT, Cuong NV, Thiem VD, et al. (2014) Oral cholera vaccine development and use in Vietnam. PLoS Med 11: e1001712.