NeuroSolvePills series

The “NeuroSolvePills” series includes short pills of science from the NeuroSolve scientists about the topics, including, but not limited to, Neurocysticercosis, Neglected Tropical Diseases, epilepsy and more.

Part 1 of #NeuroSolvePills series!

So far, most of the knowledge about Neurocysticercosis (NCC) comes from Latin America and the Indian subcontinent. Unfortunately, in sub-Saharan Africa the condition was neglected for a long time, mainly owing to the lack of appropriate diagnostic tools.

This is the reason why Dr. Bernard Ngowi has dedicated much of his studies to this pathology.

Dr Bernard Ngowi is a lecturer and a researcher at University of Dar es Salaam, Mbeya College of health and Allied Sciences (UDSM MCHAS) and principal investigator in NeuroSolve. He has participated in a number of Cysticercosis research project such as DFG funded study on Assessment of prevalence of NCC in people with seizures within areas (urban and rural) endemic for porcine cysticercosis in selected African countries and treatment of identified cases, EDCTP funded project on Evaluation of an antibody detecting point-of-care test for the diagnosis of Taenia solium taeniosis and (neuro)cysticercosis in district hospital settings of highly endemic, resource-poor areas in Tanzania, BMBF funded project on the assessment of the patho mechanism involved in the development of active NCC among HIV positive and negative individuals.

For more information about Dr. Bernard Ngowi and UDSM involvement in NeuroSolve, click here: https://neurosolve.net/index.php/usdm/