Unit | Ecosystem Health Sciences
TDR-IDRC Research Initiative, Côte d'Ivoire
Collaboration with a strong network of health research and development centres in the South provides the backbone for linking innovative laboratory investigations with community-based intervention studies.
The unit closely collaborates with other groups and units across EPH and other departments of Swiss TPH. For example, collaboration with the Bayesian Modelling and Analysis group facilitates the development and validation of spatially explicit risk mapping and prediction of NTDs. The collaboration with the Environmental Exposure and Health Unit fosters multidisciplinary joint research projects on pesticides, air pollution, water quality and climate change.
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Latest PublicationsAll Publications
Esse C et al. "Koko et les lunettes magiques": an educational entertainment tool to prevent parasitic worms and diarrheal diseases in Côte d'Ivoire. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017;11(9):e0005839. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005839
Vu-Van T et al. Ascaris lumbricoides egg die-off in an experimental excreta storage system and public health implication in Vietnam. Int J Public Health. 2017;62(Suppl 1):103-111. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-016-0920-y
Fedorova O.S et al. Opisthorchis felineus infection and cholangiocarcinoma in the Russian Federation: a review of medical statistics. Parasitol Int. 2017;66(4):365-371. DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2016.07.010
Forrer A et al. Strongyloides stercoralis is associated with significant morbidity in rural Cambodia, including stunting in children. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017;11(10):e0005685. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005685
Lo N.C et al. A call to strengthen the global strategy against schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis: the time is now. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017;17(2):e64-e69. DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30535-7