Set out to commence in 2017, TAKeOFF brings together a consortium of experts in filarial infections. The network comprises five academic/research institutional partners in 4 countries. This multi-national network is coordinated by Prof. Alexander Yaw Debrah of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana and co-led by Prof. Dr. Achim Hoerauf of the University Hospital Bonn, Germany.
TAKeOFF consortium is constituted by the following partners:
- Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine/Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
- National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
- University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon.
- Medical Centre of the University of Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany
- University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany
The Principal Investigators of TAKeOFF are:
- Prof. Alexander Yaw Debrah, Ghana
- Prof. Samuel Wanji, Cameroon
- Dr. Upendo Mwingira, Tanzania
- Prof. Dr. Achim Hoerauf, Germany
- Dr. Inge Kroidl, Germany
TAKeOFF consortium aims to make Africa and the world free of Lymphatic Filariasis and Podoconiosis
To offer evidence-based treatment, control and elimination of lymphatic filariasis and podoconiosis in Africa through networking, awareness programs and empowering researchers and local health authorities within the African region.