|Funding amount:||497.256 EUR|
|Funding Period:||2016 - 2021|
|Project leader:||PD Dr. Clarissa Prazeres da Costa|
Technische Universität München, Fakultät für Medizin, Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Hygiene
Taenia solium cysticercosis/taeniosis/neurocysticercosis (TSCT/NCC) is a neglected infectious disease which can be eliminated. It is endemic in many sub-Saharan countries. The high prevalence of this disease affects human and animal health alike and thus has socio-economic effects in affected countries. The research network with four African and two German partners has defined the following objectives: study of the pathomechanisms in a one-health approach; implementation of treatment strategies especially against the background of the African HIV epidemic; intensive epidemiological work-up of the local endemic situation to improve prevention; development of a low-cost locally-adapted health education package; intensive network cooperation to promote capacity building at national and international levels; implementation of institutional and systemic structures including the establishment of the Virtual One-Health Centre with an integrated research school in the African partner countries.