Innovation Against Infection

Tufts combines scientific expertise with an understanding of social conditions to combat a waterborne scourge in Ghana

More than 260 million people worldwide suffer from schistosomiasis, which is caused by a tiny flatworm commonly found in water supplies. Although it can be prevented and cured, it persists in many parts of the world.
A team from Tufts that is taking on schistosomiasis in Ghana has been investigating how infrastructure problems and other often-overlooked factors have made this disease so intractable.
The researchers received seed funding from Tufts Institute for Innovation (TII) and their multi-faceted approach to combating disease exemplifies the mission of TII.  Learn more at

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