Purpose and Priorities

This working group is currently reviewing its priorities. Areas of particular interest are:

  • Diagnostic tools and methodologies for schistosomiasis elimination as a public health problem and verification of transmission interruption.
  • Snail Control through molluscicides, novel technologies and environmental management.
  • Schistosomiasis morbidity, diagnosis and treatment in different at-risk groups including Female Genital Schistosomiasis, Male Genital Schistosomiasis.
  • Schistosomiasis and HIV.
  • Areas not responding to treatment, also referred to as Hot-spot areas.
  • Zoonotic aspect of schistosomiasis.