Helminths and Health

The aim of this group is to further our understanding of the epidemiology and negative health effects of parasitic worm (i.e. helminth) infections among neglected populations in different parts of the developing world. Our long-term collaboration with health research and development centres in Africa (e.g. Côte d’Ivoire and Zanzibar) and Asia (Cambodia, China and Lao PDR) serves as the backbone of our research activities, which includes modern epidemiology, differential diagnosis, clinical investigations, drug efficacy trials, burden of disease estimates and integrated control, using preventive chemotherapy, community-led total sanitation and spatially explicit risk profiling.