Welcome to the Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology


About the Centre

The Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology serves as the focus research centre for the epidemiology of schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminthiasis in Cameroon. 

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Our Mission

Our mission and values are an important element and play integral roles in our work, for they are the driving force for what we do at the Centre. 

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Our Work

Since its foundation in 1999, the Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology has made great progress in curbing the burdens caused by schistosomiasis and intestinal worms in the endemic regions of Cameroon.

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Our Facilities

The Centre is endowed with a range of specialised facilities and equipment that support research and development around parasitology. 

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Our Achievements

Being the leading research Centre in Cameroon for work on schistosomiasis and intestinal worms, the Centre has made great strides and improvements  in the fight against these intestinal worms. 

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Our Publications

Staff at the Centre have taken part in many in-depth research studies, most of which provide evidence base used by policy  makers to ascertain various health policies. A list of staff publications can be accessed. 

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"I am very impressed with this innovative work in initiating such a very important laboratory to improve schistosomiasis research in Cameroon."

- Dr. Kabatereine Nareis, The Ministry of Health, Uganda 

"The Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology is a first class facility in Cameroon and under dynamic leadership. I am sure it will go from strength to strength."

- Vaughan Soultgate, The Natural History Museum, London, UK

"Many thanks for the opportunity to visit Cameroon again and to work at such a well equipped lab. The work we've done together will form a good foundation for future collaborations, which i look forward to." 

- Les Noble, Aberdeen University, UK

"Visiting this laboratory was one of the highlights of my trip to Cameroon.I am thrilled with the opportunities for collaboration and look forward to establishing relationships." 

- Kenneth Boutte, Xavier University of Louisiana, USA

"I am very impressed by the quality of the lab and the good work conducted."

-Dr. Antonio Montreson, WHO,Geneva.

"We are very pleased to find your organisation which is working so courageously to enhance the health of the people of Cameroon and to meet the people on the ground."

-Bob and Sug Hughes, Fireflower, Canada.

"I am very impressed with the set-up of the Centre and the plans for the future."

-Paul Hagan, University of Glasgow, UK.

"After many years investigating the geographical distribution of schistosomiasis and geohelminths in Cameroon from a computer in Oxford, it was excellent to have the opportunity to see the country first hand. In doing so I was hosted by the Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology which i am sure will continue to make an excellent contribution to parasitology in Cameroon." 

-Simon Brooker, Oxford University, UK.