Helena Greter, PhD

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeitende/Post-Doc (SHIS 530)

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Dr Helena Greter is a biologist (MSc Ecology and Evolution) and epidemiologist (PhD). Her epidemiological research relates to neglected tropical diseases, zoonotic diseases in humans and animals and ecology applying a One Health approach. Dr. Greter holds diverse qualitative and quantitative research skills and manages scientific and operational research activities focusing on health improvement for the hard-to-reach and vulnerable population groups, often in fragile contexts, particularly in the Sahel (Chad, Niger), East Africa (Uganda, Tanzania) and South-East Asia (Bangladesh, Myanmar). She is also providing technical assistance on complex projects such as integrated disease surveillance (Chad) and One Health networks (Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius, La Réunion).

Cavaliero A, Greter H, Fürst T, Lay S, Sao Ay S, Robijn J, Steinmann P. An innovative approach to screening and chemoprophylaxis among contacts of leprosy patients in low endemic settings: experiences from Cambodia. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13(3):e0007039. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007039

Greter H, Cowan N, Ngandolo B.N, Kessely H, Alfaroukh I.O, Utzinger J, Keiser J, Zinsstag J. Treatment of human and livestock helminth infections in a mobile pastoralist setting at Lake Chad: attitudes to health and analysis of active pharmaceutical ingredients of locally available anthelminthic drugs. Acta Trop. 2017;175:91-99. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.05.012

Greter H, Krauth S.J, Ngandolo B.N.R, Alfaroukh I.O, Zinsstag J, Utzinger J. Validation of a point-of-care circulating cathodic antigen urine cassette test for Schistosoma mansoni diagnosis in the Sahel, and potential cross-reaction with pregnancy. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016;94(2):361-364. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0577

Schelling E, Greter H, Kessely H, Abakar M.F, Ngandolo B.N, Crump L, Bold B, Kasymbekov J, Baljinnyam Z, Fokou G, Zinsstag J, Bonfoh B, Hattendorf J, Béchir M. Human and animal health surveys among pastoralists. Rev Sci Tech. 2016;35(2):659-671. DOI: 10.20506/rst/35.2.2547

Krauth S.J, Greter H, Stete K, Coulibaly J.T, Traoré S.I, Ngandolo B.N.R, Achi L.Y, Zinsstag J, N'Goran E.K, Utzinger J. All that is blood is not schistosomiasis: experiences with reagent strip testing for urogenital schistosomiasis with special consideration to very-low prevalence settings. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:584. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-1165-y