Hot topics in schistosomiasis

COUNTDOWN has been busy this week at the mini-symposium on ‘hot topics’ in schistosomiasis at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. Russell Stothard represented the Consortium and says:

“I am delighted to present at Leiden amongst friends and colleagues who have contributed so much to the advancement of tropical parasitology. I will present our recent experiences in Uganda and Namibia where we have used the CCA test and also uncovered that there are still barriers to its effective deployment within the health system. This is something which we will hope to address more specifically in COUNTDOWN to ensure that preventive chemotherapy approaches against schistosomiasis have the future impact we expect of them.”

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