COUNTDOWN In Discussions on Snail Control at ISNTD Bites

Moving towards Interruption of Schistosome Transmission: Taking sensible steps in Snail Control in the crater lakes of Barombi Kotto and Mbo, Cameroon

 ABSTRACT: The two crater lakes of Barombi Kotto and Barombi Mbo are important foci of urogenital schistosomiasis in South-West Cameroon. As part of local efforts to move towards interruption of schistosome transmission they have become exemplars in the exploration of intensified control interventions that include a fresh focus on snail control. The latter stems from recently revised WHO guidelines in the use of chemical molluscicides and from bilateral agreements between China and Cameroon supporting environmental control of schistosomiasis in Africa. Progressive steps being taken to ensure that snail control is both appropriate, acceptable and effective in these lakeshore settings, are outlined.

Join our director, Prof Russell Stothard during discussions on Wednesday, 19th July 2017 at the Institute of Child Health, University College London during the morning session. 

For more information on the event, please visit the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) website - http://www.isntdbites.com/

 

Event Details

Summary:

New collaborative frontiers in vector control & global health

Start Date:
Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 (10:51)

End Date:
Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 (10:51)

Location:
Institute of Child Health, University College London. 30 Guilford St, London WC1N 1EH