More than 20 academics from Africa and Europe attended a London workshop co-hosted by LSE recently to discuss adopting a more biosocial approach to controlling neglected tropical diseases, which affect more than 1 billion people worldwide.
The videos posted here reflect a range of views from leading experts trying to find the middle ground between scientists, anthropologists, drug companies and funding bodies in tackling this health crisis in Africa and Latin America.
Professor Alan Fenwick recommends that the sociological research is analysed to work out what is useful and what is not.
Professor Alan Fenwick is Director of the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) and Professor of Tropical Parasitology at Imperial College, UK. Earlier, he worked on schistosomiasis research and control in Tanzania, Sudan and latterly in Egypt. Professor Fenwick has pioneered the control of neglected tropical diseases in Africa and regularly returns to the 8 countries in which SCI is active.