Dr Justin Komguep Nono, leader of the Helminth Immunobiology group within the Division of Immunology recently completed a mass deworming and education campaign in Schistosomiasis-diseased areas of rural Cameroon.
Dr Nono was assisted by his graduate students Severin Kamdem, Erve Kuekom and Francis Konhawa. The campaign to reach rural areas of Cameroon was part of an EU-funded EDCTP CDF grant that was recently awarded to Dr Nono.
Schistosomiasis is an acute and chronic parasitic disease caused by blood flukes (trematode worms) of the genus Schistosoma. Estimates show that at least 206.4 million people required preventive treatment in 2016.