Neglected Tropical Diseases

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by blood flukes (trematode worms). People can be infected if they come in contact with contaminated fresh water.  An estimated 251 million people required preventive treatment in 2021.

Our work aims to support the development of image-based diagnostics for schistosomiasis suitable for use by a healthcare professional in a rural community setting. This includes a project on liver ultrasound-based schistosomiasis detection in collaboration with the Chami group that leads an Oxford-Uganda collaboration on schistomiasis, and a collaboration with Merck on female genital schistomiasis (FGS) detection from colposcopic images.

Key researchers in Neglected Tropical Diseases