Schistosomiasis affects 200 million people worldwide. About 85% of cases are in sub-Saharan Africa and this is where the Museum’s schistosomiasis research is focused.
Our scientists are involved in researching the ways schistosomiasis is transmitted and treatment programmes to help those in affected regions.
The Museum is proud of its role as a World Health Organisation collaborating centre for the identification of schistosomes and their snail hosts.
We are building a global schistosomiasis collection at the Museum facilitating essential research into this neglected tropical disease.