Schistosomiasis & Schistosoma mansoni parasite

The life cycle of Schistosoma mansoni is maintained in our laboratory

Schistosomiasis : a major but neglected disease.
Among the parasitic diseases, schistosomiasis ranks second only to malaria in terms of its worldwide impact. Nevertheless, it is a “Neglected Tropical Disease” (NTD) as defined in the London Declaration of 2012 which placed the control or elimination of NTDs at the forefront of global efforts to “chart a new course toward health and sustainability among the world’s poorest communities to a stronger, healthier future”. Schistosomiasis, in common with other NTDs, is considered neglected because current investment in control measures and research is incommensurate with its global importance.

Schistosomiasis: a tropical neglected disease

Schistosoma mansoni cycle of life