The assessment of the contamination of soiltransmitted helminth life stages in the environment and under fingernails

Bamlaku, Tadege Tsehayu
Faculteit Diergeneeskunde
Vakgroep Translationele Fysiologie, Infectiologie en Volksgezondheid
Bamlaku Tadege Tsehayu was born on the 14th of March 1973, in Gojam Ethiopia. In 1994, Bamlaku obtained his Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from the Ethiopian National Health Research Institute. After providing health service to the community, Bamlaku continued his education at Jimma University, and obtained a BSc degree in Medical Laboratory Technology in 2000. After his graduation, he joined the Medical Laboratory Department Institute of Hawassa University, where he headed the Laboratory Department. In 2009, he obtained his MSc in Medical Parasitology at Addis Ababa University. Between 2009 and 2014, he joined Dilla University, where he was lecturer in Parasitology and coordinator of the curriculum development at the School of Health Sciences. In 2014, he once more joined Hawassa University. In 2017, Bamlaku was granted a PhD fellowship through the VLIR-UOS Network entitled ‘University Collaboration for Better Health in Ethiopia’. Bamlaku has (co)-authored 5 international peer reviewed publications.
Academische graad
Doctor in de diergeneeskundige wetenschappen
Taal proefschrift
Prof. dr. B. Levecke, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent - Prof. dr. Z. Mekonnen, Institute of Health, Jimma University, Ethiopia - Prof. dr. E. Loha, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway

Korte beschrijving

Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) are a group of intestinal parasitic worms that are transmitted through contact with infectious stages in the environment (often soil, which refers to their common name). The STH species that predominantly infect humans are Ascaris lumbricoides Trichuris trichiura and the hookworms (Necator americanus and Ancylostoma duodenale). STHs pose an important threat to global public health, affecting the poorest and most deprived communities where sanitation is inadequate, and water supplies are unsafe. Large-scale deworming programs have been successful in reducing the burden of disease due to STH infections, but re-infection in absence of other measures is unavoidable.


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