International Experts Discuss Innovative Strategies to Tackle Parasitic Worms
Swiss TPH Parasitic worm infections – or helminthiases – affect more than one billion people and have a considerable public health impact in many parts of the world. On 7 – 8 December 2017, international experts gather in Basel to discuss new strategies to control and eliminate parasitic worms. The scientific symposium is hosted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.
(...) "Although parasitic worms affect one out of five people worldwide, they belong to the so-called neglected tropical diseases, which are intimately linked to poverty," says Jürg Utzinger, Director of Swiss TPH. "While we see certain progress, we need to further foster innovation, refine existing tools and strategies and employ integrated control approaches that are tailored to social-ecological contexts." (Photo: Swiss TPH)