This exhibition will explore the fight to eradicate five neglected tropical diseases and the role of research taking place in Scotland to do this.

Malaria, Guinea Worm, Sleeping Sickness, Schistosomiasis and Leishmaniasis are among those diseases described as neglected because they remain major epidemic diseases in many countries. These five are among a range of diseases which World Health Organisation is aiming to eradicate, some as soon as 2020. 

Scottish institutions – the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research at the University of DundeeWellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology at the University of Glasgow and Edinburgh Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, and Edinburgh Infectious Diseases at the University of Edinburgh – are at the forefront of these efforts. Presented in partnership with these universities, this exhibition will explore the history of Scottish involvement in identifying and treating tropical disease and highlight the research currently taking place in Scotland.

  • Tsetse fly trap. Photo © University of Glasgow.

    Tsetse fly trap. Photo © University of Glasgow.
  • Tsetse fly. Photo © University of Glasgow.

    Tsetse fly. Photo © University of Glasgow.
  • Tsetse fly trap. Photo © University of Glasgow.

    Tsetse fly trap. Photo © University of Glasgow.
  • Tsetse fly trap. Photo © University of Glasgow.

    Tsetse fly trap.  Photo © University of Glasgow.
  • Diagnosing sleeping sickness. Photo © University of Glasgow.

    Diagnosing sleeping sickness. Photo © University of Glasgow.
  • Clinic at Malawi Hospital. Photo © University of Glasgow.

    Clinic at Malawi Hospital.  Photo © University of Glasgow.
  • Testing for diseases. Photo © University of Glasgow.

    Testing for diseases.  Photo © University of Glasgow.
  • Mosquito. Photo © Sinclair Stammers and Aidan O’Donnell.

    Mosquito. Photo © Sinclair Stammers and Aidan O’Donnell.


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Header image: 'Trypanosoma brucei brucei' by Gull Lab, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. Credit: Gull Lab courtesy of Sue Vaughan. CC BY

Exhibition information

When

6 Dec 2019 - 19 Apr 2020

Where

Exhibition Gallery 2, Level 3, National Museum of Scotland

How much

Free

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