Gates Foundation Boosts Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has provided USD1.5 million to a research group studying ways to better control the spread of cysticercosis, a disease passed from pigs to humans.

The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative of the Imperial College of London’s School of Public Health will use the money to explore means of integrating cysticercosis prevention into existing programs to fight neglected tropical diseases in poor countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

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