Project: Research Project

Project Details


Ocular toxoplasmosis (OT) is an infection caused by the Toxoplasma gondii (TG) parasite; which is the main responsible for posterior uveitis and retinochoroiditis in the country. Therefore, OT represents a highly prevalent and important public health problem due to the high probability of generating visual impairment, and in some cases blindness.

In Latin America, the TG lineages present (I, III and atypical) are more aggressive compared to the lineages found in Europe (II). This is the reason why treatment must be essential and immediate. Management schemes seek to reduce ocular inflammation, inhibit parasite replication, and reduce damage to the retina and optic nerve.

The research project seeks to compare from a cost-effectiveness evaluation, five existing treatment schemes in the General System of Social Security in Health (SGSSS) for OT in Colombia, establishing as an ideal outcome the therapeutic success generated by avoided therapeutic failures. .

The comparison of schemes will be carried out through an economic analysis of cost effectiveness, in which a decision tree will be used as a base, where each decision node represented each one of the management schemes, ending in a node that represents the therapeutic success or avoided therapeutic failures. With the results obtained, it is intended to obtain relevant information for those decision-makers, in relation to what is the best form of treatment.
Effective start/end date10/10/191/15/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Main Funding Source

  • National


  • Bogotá D.C.


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