The Regional Network for Research, Surveillance and Control for Asian Schistosomiasis (RNAS) was established in 1998 with the aim to strengthen the communication, cooperation and coordination among scientists and control authorities concerned with schistosomiasis japonica at the regional level, including 5 member countries in Asia, namely Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Philippines.

More specifically the major objectives of RNAS have been to: 

  1. Coordinate and secure support for research on surveillance and control of schistosomiasis transmission in humans and animals;
  2. Disseminate information about ongoing research and training activities;
  3. Develop standardized protocols for infection and disease surveillance;



  • 2014-10-30 08:48
    The 14th Annual Workshop of the Regional Network on Asian Schistosomiasis and Other Helminth Zoonosis (RNAS+) workshop was successful held in Bogor, Indonesia on 13-15, 2014. Here is the summary for the country report at this workshop.   Cambodia Schistosomiasis mekongi, opisthorchiasis viverrini, lymphatic filariasis, soil-...
  • 2014-10-20 08:51
    Following the volumes 72 and 73 of Advances in Parasitology in 2010, another special issue focusing on control of helminthiases in Southeast Asia has been published in Acta Tropica this year. The issue could be downloaded from Acta Tropica freely for one month. See the Link.
  • 2014-09-19 16:33
    The 5th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Ecology and Health (Ecohealth conference) was held in Montreal, Canada, August 11-15, 2014. The key scientists from projects supported by International Development and Research Centre (IDRC) were invited to this conference. Our Helminth project aims at developing innovative...
  • 2014-09-19 16:24
    Here is the second announcement of RNAS 2014.  Click Here  to Download
  • 2014-08-27 13:22
    IBP International Center Borgor, Indonesai, 13-15 October, 2014 Traditionally, the annual workshop of the Regional Network on Asian Schistosomiasis and Other Helminth Zoonosis (RNAS+) is held based on the currently challenges and research priorities on the field of schistosomiasis and other helminth zoonosis in the region. All the key...