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Posts by Prof. Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, Pamela Bongkiyung, Prof. Russell Stothard

Let’s Move the Agenda from Control to Elimination of NTDs

Who has the perfect answer to controlling or eliminating a disease? It gets more difficult when simply using medication does not guarantee no re-infection. In the case of Schistosomiasis and Soil-transmitted Helminthiasis, in the agenda of elimination one wonders if what we need are more parasitologists in the affected areas or getting the current ones…

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Tackling the Lack of Uniformity in Schistosomiasis Transmission

  Schistosomiasis or Bilharzia or snail fever as some call it remains one of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that is ravaging many poor people around the world. They thrive in areas with poor sanitation, often inhabited by those with limited to no access to health care. It can cause liver damage or sterility in…

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China and Africa Join Forces in Fight to Eliminate Schistosomiasis

In the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), it has become obvious that learning from other countries’ successes will help many others to control and eliminate these diseases. This is how the China-Africa meeting and collaboration came about in 2012. Whilst on a visit to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, we caught up with…

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