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Eliminating S. mekongi – the final push
Principal Investigator / Affiliation Catherine Gordon (Senior Research Officer) / The Council of the Queensland Medical Research Institute flag Australia Australia
Somphou Sayasone (Doctor/Head of Department) / Lao Tropical and Public Health Institute flag Lao PDR Lao PDR
Virak Khieu (Doctor/Deputy-Director of CNM) / Ministry of Health, Cambodia flag Cambodia Cambodia
Megumi Sato (PhD/Associate Professor) / Niigata University flag Japan Japan
Year Adopted 2023
Research Period 3 years
General Description of the Research Project This cooperative research project aims to eliminate Schistosoma mekongi in Lao PDR and Cambodia by using an intensive multi-component “One Health” approach. Climate prediction models show that the Mekong region will be significantly impacted by climate change leading to extending transmission season of S. mekongi, as well as shifting or expanding habitats. Thus, now is the critical time to eliminate S. mekongi before the effects of climate change are felt.
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Principal Investigator / Country of Research Team
Photo Catherine Gordon

Catherine Gordon

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Photo Somphou Sayasone

Somphou Sayasone

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Photo Virak Khieu

Virak Khieu

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Photo Megumi Sato

Megumi Sato

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