Towards the assessment of the global status of anthelmintic resistance in human intestinal worms

01 January 2019 → 31 October 2024
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Parasitology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Parasitology
    • Tropical medicine
    • Parasitology
    • Tropical medicine
    • Health management
    • Public health sciences not elsewhere classified
    • Community child health
    • Parasitology
    • Tropical medicine
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary anatomy, morphology and (clinical) pathology
intestinal worms anthelmintic resistance mass drug administration molecular marker, benzimidazole
Project description

Intestinal worms infect ~1.4 billion children worldwide. To fight these worms, large-scale deworming
programs are implemented. However, these programs are highly vulnerable to the development of
anthelmintic resistance (AR). The project aims to identify molecular markers for AR, to
develop/validate diagnostic tools for these markers, and to implement the tools to assess AR in high
drug pressure areas.