Mass Deworming and Education Campaign

13 Mar 2019 - 11:30

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.

Read about Severin Kamden's review co-authored by Dr Nono - Host Regulators of Liver Fibrosis During Human Schistosomiasis

Pictured below Dr Justin Komguep Nono and team with children during the dewrming drive

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Article by Bonamy Holtak