Neglected tropical diseases
Our expertise in taxonomy, systematics, field trials and treatment programmes is driving live-saving research into neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths, dengue fever and food-borne trematodiases.
The Museum's extensive collection of parasites and vectors is critical to this research.
One sixth of the world's population suffer from one or more neglected tropical diseases and children are often the most affected. Most can be prevented or eliminated but the scale of the problem is vast.
News and features
Catch up with the latest news about the Museum's neglected tropical disease research.
Browse the current neglected tropical disease research projects.
We are testing the feasibility of eliminating soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) and developing cost-effective methods for elimination programmes. Over 1.45 billion people in some of the world's poorest communities are infected with STHs.
Keep up to date with the latest news from the DeWorm3 team
Are schistosomiasis treatment programmes affecting the genetics of schistosome species?
Providing an authoritative resource on the global diversity of the family Culicidae.
Building a global schistosomiasis collection at the Museum to facilitate research into this neglected tropical disease.