SchistoBreak - The last mile: novel tools and strategies for breaking schistosomiasis transmission

 

Background and rationale: Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) with a considerable impact on global health. Since the mid-1980s, efforts in endemic countries mainly focused on the control of morbidity due to schistosomiasis using preventive chemotherapy with praziquantel. A...

Ongoing
01.09.2019 - 31.08.2024
Research project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Stefanie Knopp
ZEST - Zanzibar Elimination of Schistosomiasis Transmission

Background Schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection that continues to be a major public health problem in many developing countries being responsible for an estimated burden of at least 1.4 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in Africa alone. Importantly, morbidity due to schistosomiasis...

Ongoing
01.02.2011 - 31.12.2017
Research project
Ecosystem Health Sciences
Stefanie Knopp