Leading role in Work Packages 4 and Clinical Study in Work Packages 3

Practical and medical usability of serological testing for NCC, Clinical Study conduction

The University of Zambia (UNZA) is a public university located in Lusaka, Zambia. It is Zambia’s largest and oldest learning institution, established in 1965 and officially opened to the public on 12 July 1966. Dr. Kabemba Evans Mwape is a senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of Clinical Studies of the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zambia. Holds a PhD in veterinary tropical diseases from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Dr. Mwape has over ten years of experience in Taenia solium research focusing on field work in rural settings including community engagement, diagnostic tools, epidemiology and control of T. solium. A Co-Researcher in the TEPIM Project, the Zambian project within the CYSTINET Africa Consortium. He is co-ordinating the human part of the Zambian project involving the identification of T. solium carriers, treating them and collecting proglottids for the experimental infection of pigs. Apart from his involvement in CYSTINET AFRICA, Dr. Mwape is also local co-ordinator for the CYSTISTOP and SOLID Projects and Co-Co-ordinator of the cysticercosis reference laboratory for the Cysticercosis Working Group for Eastern and Southern Africa.