Secret Rescue - Remote research on West African island helps to stop international diseases

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The remote conditions of some West African islands lead to specific health problems but research there helps to not only stop local but international diseases.

  • €11,090 Budget in Euros
  • 2020 Final release date
  • 6 Round winner
  • 1 Location

Secret Rescue - Remote research on West African island helps to stop international diseases

Malaria, trachoma and other viral diseases are spread a million times worldwide or can spread surprisingly as the current wave of coronavirus shows. On a group of islands in Guinea-Bissau in West Africa, medical scientists research to find means and methods against these diseases - under real conditions. This is because the remote island location provides them with conditions whose results can benefit millions of people worldwide. During the last years, researchers managed to reduce the trachoma disease on the island.

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