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UGA Research Foundation receives grant to improve control of schistosomiasis, a debilitating and neglected tropical disease

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
206-709-3400

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia Research Foundation has received a five-year, $18.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to research ways to reduce morbidity from schistosomiasis in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. Researchers will develop and evaluate research-based approaches and diagnostic tools to identify, control and even eliminate schistosomiasis where feasible.

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