Blog- Field trip Zimbabwe Feb -2017

  • Posted on: 24 April 2017
  • By: s1269360

Our remit was simple and clear: go out to Zimbabwe and for two weeks collect urine, blood and stool samples from the young children who had been enrolled in our study into childhood schistosomiasis a year ago. The process for the field trip starts months in advance with multiple emails to and fro between ourselves and our Zimbabwean counterparts. Shopping lists galore of consumables which would be required while we were out in the field. This mounted up over the ensuing months and culminated in a grand total of 12 large, boxes which had to be shipped from Edinburgh to Harare. 

 

Global Britain

  • Posted on: 27 March 2017
  • By: admin

What we work on

  • Posted on: 5 May 2016
  • By: admin

Our group is made up of epidemiologists, immunologists, mathematical biologists, molecular biologists and medics who all bring their expertise to advance current understanding of schistosomiasis; the parasites, the hosts, the infection and the disease. Our ultimate goal is to inform schistosome control and help improve the overall health of people living in schistosome endemic areas.  

We have strong collaborative links in Africa, where all our fieldwork is conducted.