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We are very proud of our successful first International CYSTINET-Africa Conference with over 100 attendees from more than 20 countries and substantial political engagement with the attendance of the deputy Minister of Health from Tanzania among other officials. The presentations and discussions spanned from basic science research over clinical management to cross-cutting issues like developments in the IT sector and translation of the research results into policy and practice. With our latest success in mind we would like to wish you many professional and private highlights in 2020 and hope that we will meet again for more stimulating discussions in 2020.


14 minutes ago


Today, four students of CYSTINET-Africa presented insights towards their research in form of posters at the Midterm Meeting of the Research Networks for Health Innovations in Sub-Saharan Africa. The first two posters where presented by Dr. Fredy Mlowe and George Makingi from the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA, Tanzania) while, one poster was presented by Yakobo Lema from the National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR, Tanzania). The final poster has been presented by Chibeza Zulu from the Veterinary Department of the University of Zambia, Zambia.

The full titles of the posters are:
Dr. Fredy Mlowe - TSCT - Diagnosis, Reporting and Recording Efficiency Towards Policy and Practice to Eliminate the Disease in Tanzania

George Makingi - Effectiveness of Community based Health Education Intervention for Prevention and Controlling Human Taenia Solium Infections in the Kongwa and Songwe District, Tanzania

Yakobo Lema - Preventable Epilepsy - Taenia Solium neurocysticercosis in Southern Highlands of Tanzania

Chibeza Zulu - Investigation of Biomarkers in Pigs naturally infected with cysticercosis after treatment with oxfendazole

We are looking forward for more fruitful discussions in the upcoming days.

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3 hours ago


African director Dr. Helena Ngowi presented perspectives and experiences gained in the CYSTINET-Africa project during the workshop "A synergetic approach across five German-African Health research networks for translating research evidence into policy and practice" offered at the Midterm Meeting of the Research Networks for Health Innovations in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is one of many parallel workshops where CYSTINET-Africa members sharing experiences with other networks. ...

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5 days ago


The Global Neurology team of the TUM Center for Global Health is currently in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for the midway evaluation of CYSTINET-Africa students. Presentations by the students demonstrated again the interdisciplinarity and great variety of different projects within the network. Discussions on challenges faced during the conduct of the studies were very fruitful and good progress has been made towards completion of all projects within CYSTINET-Africa. ...

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2 months ago


During the pre-conference workshop of the first CYSTINET-Africa in Arusha the recording team has been able to record and produce 3 additional videos for the Virtual One Health Center. In total 7 lectures have been recorded which will be part of a series of lectures presenting NCCs and NTDs. ...

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@TBSequel discussing knowledge translation strategies and stakeholders engagement at the workshop in Ghana. Thanks to ministry representatives for joining our discussion #postTB #lunghealth


Four students of the african partner institutions at CYSTINET-Africa presenting their research at the Midterm Meeting of Research Networks for Health Innovations in Sub-Saharan Africa in Accra, Ghana (Mr. Chibeza Zulu from Zambia in the picture)

Countdown for the Midterm Meeting! We are excited to have http://ANDEMIA.org, http://cebha-plus.org, @CYSTINET_Africa, http://takeoff-ntd.net and @TBSequel with us soon! Looking forward for a fruitful meeting.


Networking the networks works under the overarching sustainable development goals #SDGs and Prof Winkler emphasises the importance of translating research findings into policy #cystinetconference @CYSTINET_Africa

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