On September 25-26, a meeting for the development of WHO guidelines for diagnosis and treatment for Taenia solium neurocysticercosis (NCC) took place at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. Experts with various backgrounds in this field from all over the world came together to discuss and agree on recommendations.
As a preparation, the systematic review team (Annette Abraham & Javier Bustos) had summarized all the available evidence in this field. They were supervised by Prof. Winkler and Prof. Garcia and got methodological input from Prof. Carabin (methods expert). The discussion by the experts was based on the resulting evidence profiles and recommendations were drafted during the meeting.
These guidelines aim to improve the care for NCC patients and provide health practitioners worldwide with a guidance.
Earlier this month Fabien Prodjinotho attended the 6th SAIS Conference and the 7th IDA Symposium in Cape Town to give a presentation about his PhD research work on helminth-associated immune regulation. He introduced our network to the participants and organizers of the conferences during oral and poster presentations. In addition, he met the group of Joseph Raimondo, who is at the head of the neuroscience research laboratory at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (University of Cape Town) where he presented CYSTINET-Africa.
From left to right: Hayley Tomes (PhD student) - Fabien Prodjinotho - Joseph Raimondo ...