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Thursday, 18 July 2013 07:04

Senegal estuary : Eliminating Schistosomiasis with Village-Based Aquaculture

This film describes how damming the Senegal River estuary caused an epidemic by making a species of prawn extinct that was the natural predator of the snail responsible for human schistosomiasis, global disease #4. The goal of "Projet Crevettes" is to restore the prawn through local free-range prawn cultivation, making the positive health benefits sustainable through economic incentive for the rural poor.

 

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