On the northern shores of Lake Victoria, Uganda, communities are blighted by schistosomiasis despite 10 years of on-going treatment. This is where the Lamberton lab and the SCHISTO_PERSIST project come in. Over the next few years the project will combine parasite diagnostics and genetic analysis with social science and community engagement to develop schistosomiasis control tools that are useful and practical in these high transmission areas of Uganda.4
Monthly Archives: April 2017
For nine years, ACTwatch has been monitoring the state of anti-malarial and diagnostic markets across sub-Saharan Africa and the Greater Mekong Sub-region. Today, on World Malaria Day, ACTwatch are proud to launch a series of publications that provide a comprehensive contemporary view into the levels of access to quality-assured, first-line malaria treatments and diagnostics, and… Read more »
The use of ivermectin in treating NTDs is well known, but its potential use in preventing malaria transmission is relatively novel. Ahead of World Malaria Day, BugBitten talks to Carlos Chaccour and Regina Rabinovich, who have published a series Ivermectin to reduce malaria transmission in Malaria Journal exploring the use of ivermectin in malaria prevention.
The host animals from which a female mosquito takes her blood meal influences the pathogens she can be exposed to and, by extension, the potential role her species may have as a vector of disease. In this post, I outline my recent research investigating the vertebrate species fed on by mosquitoes in the United Kingdom.