Neglected Tropical Diseases
Our Work Related to NTDs
Parasitic Worm Infections - Helminthiasis
Swiss TPH is heavily involved in the research and control of parasitic worm infections. The work comprises teaching and training, mapping of risk areas, evaluating existing and developing new diagnostic tools, screening of new substances for their effectiveness against parasitic worms and supporting countries in building their control programmes.
Swiss TPH has been researching sleeping sickness ever since its foundation and it was the first to succeed in breeding tsetse flies under laboratory conditions. Later, it was managed to develop culture systems for insects and pathogens, thereby laying the foundations for the compound screening laboratory.