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Posts by L.A. Tchuem Tchuenté

Multidisciplinary research at the foothills of a live volcano

Sally Theobald, COUNTDOWN consortium Mount Cameroon, a live volcano, and the highest mountain, in west and central Africa was the site of our COUNTDOWN Cameroon planning meeting. Looking out to sea emerges another Volcano: Bioko, the island capital of neighbouring  Equatorial Guinea. My inner geographer was enthralled. Prof Wanji, our host, and himself a strong…

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Evaluating the level of transmission of schistosomiasis and the efficacy of praziquantel treatment

A 10-person team from the Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology and University of Yaoundé I, travelled to the city of Edea, in the Littoral region from 24th-27th May 2016 to conduct an evaluation study. National Deworming campaigns for school aged children take place annually in all regions of Cameroon under the guidance of the National Programme…

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COUNTDOWN Annual Meeting: Looking at progress made thus far

On Wednesday, 20th April 2016 all partners from the COUNTDOWN consortium gathered in Ghana for a 3-day meeting to discuss progress made thus far since the inception year of the implementation research programme. This 3-day annual review meeting got off to a good start with the opening meeting, which was attended by key officials including the NTD Ambassador in…

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COUNTDOWN Project launches in Cameroon

COUNTDOWN is a multidisciplinary research programme made of researchers, policy makers, practitioners and Implementation Research specialists from the UK, USA and Africa, who have come together with the ultimate goal of generating knowledge and sustainable solutions necessary in controlling and eliminating 5 of the 17 Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) listed by the World Health Organisation.…

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