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Leishmaniasis in Ethiopia

Dr Pascale Kropf will present a talk recent studies of the Leishmania parasite in Ethiopia


Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease that is estimated to affect 12 million people in 88 countries. It occurs in some of the poorest regions in the world, where medical diagnosis and treatment are limited. Those affected often have pronounced immunosuppression, but what triggers this is not understood.

The public health impact of leishmaniasis has been grossly underestimated, mainly due to lack of awareness of its serious impact on health. Researchers from Imperial College London and University of Addis Ababa are now studying the Leishmania parasite to improve our understanding of one of the most neglected tropical diseases. They are working to understand how Leishmania survives in the body and how we could turn the table on this deadly scourge of mankind.


Speaker(s):

Dr Pascale Kropf | talks

 

Date and Time:

16 June 2011 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Russell Square
London
WC1 0XG

http://www.soas.ac.uk
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Organised by:

The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
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7:00pm, Room G50 (Main Building), SOAS

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