The main objective of this project is to contribute to the implementation of a rapid, cheap and simple POC test for the detection of T. solium taeniasis and (neuro)cysticercosis in two resource-poor, highly endemic areas in sub-Saharan Africa.

The proposed project will therefore field validate the CDC POC test, in Tanzania and Zambia, at community and primary health facility levels.

The project also aims to improve the T. solium disease recognition, diagnostic and clinical case management capacities of these countries as well as their capacity to conduct diagnostic and clinical studies.


Example of a POC-test

Picture: Example of POC-test