ISNTD interview: Mawuli Dzodzomenyo (Ghana)

Following the inaugural BRECcIA Workshop, Dr. Mawuli Dzodzomenyo of the Ghana School of Public Health attended the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Conference organised by the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases in London.

The society interviewed Mawuli and fellow Ghanaian Dr. George Wak [view here] about neglected tropical disease challenges in Ghana and technology options for improving sanitation.  In linking discussions at this meeting with the goals of BRECcIA, Mawuli is of the view that given that irrigation facilities affect the transmission of waterborne diseases such as schistosomiasis, malaria and filariasis transmitted from water snails and mosquitoes to humans, BRECcIA provides a unique opportunity to link hydrological science to public health. Measures must be taken to control the impact of water investments on disease transmission in arid areas.