Listening Tour: Learning from History

Oct 19, 2016

By: James Porter, Associate Director, External Relations



Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have been affecting humans for thousands of years, with studies tracing schistosomiasis back to mummies from ancient Egypt. Today, over 250 million people are at risk for schistosomiasis and it causes an estimated 200,000 deaths per year in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Yaobi Zhang

Listen as I sit down with Yaobi Zhang, Senior Scientific Advisor for NTDs in Africa at Helen Keller International. Yaobi talks about his time working on schistosomiasis control in China and how he has used his knowledge of the history of control efforts to inform his career. 


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