Status of medical parasitology in South Africa: new challenges and missed opportunities

SOURCE: Trends in Parasitology
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2012
TITLE AUTHOR(S): Z.L.Mkhize-Kwitshana, M.H.L.Mabaso
KEYWORDS: MEDICAL PARASITOLOGY
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 7295
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/3386

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Abstract

In South Africa medical parasitology is neglected due to a shift in funding priorities to focus on HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Evidence suggests that helminth infections have deleterious effects on HIV and tuberculosis. A multisectoral approach involving key government and research institutions is required to rekindle interest in medical parasitology.