Event | Cameroon Schistosomiasis Day

26 July 2023
Yaoundé, Cameroon

More than 240 million people worldwide are affected by the water-borne disease schistosomiasis, with an estimated 200,000 losing their lives annually in sub-Saharan Africa. Schistosomiasis (also called bilharzia) often affects underprivileged developing communities, where access to safe water and sanitation is limited. The combined impact of the disease burden and economic costs makes schistosomiasis one of the most devastating neglected tropical diseases.

The first Schistosomiasis Day aims to initiate public awareness by reinforcing knowledge and involving young scientists in the fight against the disease. It will also build a Cameroonian scientific network providing the necessary flexibility to adapt to a broad spectrum of arising challenges and increasing cross-functional work between researchers in different disciplines.

This event is hosted by the Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plant Studies, Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation, Cameroon, in collaboration with Welcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology (Scotland).

Register now - registrations are open until 9 June 2023

Registration is compulsory for participants (non-presenters) and presenters.

Reimbursement for travel cost if attending from out of Yaoundé.

Submit your abstract

Are you young scientist working in schistosomiasis research within these 3 thematic areas:

  • Epidemiology
  • New Perspectives in host-schistosome interactions and disease management
  • The pernicious genital burden of schistosomiasis.

Submit your abstract between 5 May - 9 June 2023 to be an eligible presenter at the conference.

Upload your research abstract for the oral presentation and/or your motivation letter when registering for the event. The selection of the presenters will be announced on 26 June 2023.