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:
- Coordinate and secure support for research on surveillance and control of schistosomiasis transmission in humans and animals;
- Disseminate information about ongoing research and training activities;
- Develop standardized protocols for infection and disease surveillance;
First Announcement on the Third Symposium on Surveillance-Response Systems Leading to Tropical Disease Elimination2015-11-30 09:11Hope Hotel, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, 16-17 June 2016 Two symposiums on surveillance-response systems (SRS) leading to tropical diseases elimination have taken place in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China – in June 2012 and in June 2014. The symposiums were co-sponsored by the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (NIPD) of the...
The 15 th Annual Workshop of the Regional Network on Asian Schistosomiasis and Other Helminth Zoonosis2015-06-05 14:36The 15th RNAS+ workshop will be held on 23-24 July, 2015 in Manila, the Philippines. For more information to refer to the first round announcement attached here.
2014-10-30 08:48The 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 08:51Following 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. http://www.journals.elsevier.com/acta-tropica/virtual-...
2014-09-19 16:33The 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...