14 February 2017

‘Schistosomiasis’ featured at the ISNTD Festival

The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium partners continue to engage with scientific and social communities in the fight against schistosomiasis. This neglected tropical disease continues to affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people, many of which are children in sub-Saharan Africa.  

On 23 February Merck will join the Global Schistosomiasis Alliance at the ISNTD Festival in London and showcase its current efforts in the fight against schistosomiasis through videos and educational initiatives.

The aim of Merck, the Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium and the Global Schistosomiasis Alliance is to continue to sensitize experts, funding organizations and in particular media (e.g. BBC, MTV) on the social and economic impact of schistosomiasis.