TAKeOFF Network

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.

The Consortium

TAKeOFF consortium is constituted by the following partners:

  1. Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine/Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
  2. National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
  3. University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon.
  4. Medical Centre of the University of Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany
  5. University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany

The Principal Investigators of TAKeOFF are:

  1. Prof. Alexander Yaw Debrah, Ghana
  2. Prof. Samuel Wanji, Cameroon
  3. Dr. Upendo Mwingira, Tanzania
  4. Prof. Dr. Achim Hoerauf, Germany
  5. Dr. Inge Kroidl, Germany

The Vision:

TAKeOFF consortium aims to make Africa and the world free of Lymphatic Filariasis and Podoconiosis

The Mission

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.