The TROPGAN team
TROPGAN was founded in 1999 to facilitate research into tropical gastroenterology and nutrition and to find ways to enhance clinical care for adults and children with GI and nutritional disorders
Tropical Gastroenterology &
Mortality is still very high in children with sever malnutrition. We work to find ways to reduce this mortality.
Cancer of the oesophagus and stomach affect young adults in Zambia. We want to find out why and how to detect it in time for treatment to be effective.
Cryptospoidios in an important cause of malnutrition and death. We work to find more effective treatments and to reduce transmission.
Infection and malnutrition lead to enteropathy, which increases the likelihood of further infection and worsened malnutrition. We work to find ways to heal this enteropathy.
Parts of Zambia are hyper endemic for S. mansoni. We work to find ways to reduce the impact on growing children and on adults.
HBV affects 5% of Zambians, leading to cirrhosis and liver cancer. We work to find ways to reduce transmission and to treat it more effectively.