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Project CKDu in Sri Lanka: standardizing data collection for case definition and epidemiology research, Stanford University

Working with collaborators at Kandy Teaching Hospital and University of Peradeniya to understand clinical features and epidemiology of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology


Kandy, Sri Lanka


  • Nishantha Nanayakkara, Dr., Kandy Teaching Hospital

Project Developing Interventions to End Cycles of Poverty Caused by Taenia solium and Neurocysticercosis, China

Neurocysticercosis is a neglected infectious disease caused by larval forms of the pig tapeworm, Taenia solium, infecting people's brains. In our exploratory work in impoverished areas of Western China focusing on disease prevalence and burden in children, we have identified widespread disease, including brain infections and resulting cognitive deficits. We hope to identify transmission pathways and pilot interventions that will reduce transmission.



Project Detection of Emerging Zoonotic Pathogens in Humans, Bangladesh

A surveillance platform for the detection of novel pathogens and emerging infectious diseases. Currently the platform is running throughout Bangladesh and has collected hundreds of samples from high-risk acutely ill individuals. Collaboration with Stanford University, the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, and Columbia University.