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Prof. Dziedzom Komi de Souza
Prof. Dziedzom de-Souza

Prof. Dziedzom Komi de Souza

BSc, PhD  

HOD, Associate Professor 



Head Department of Clinical Pathology
Head, NTD Group, Department of Parasitology
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Parasitology

Focus of Work

Lymphatic filariasis and other neglected tropical diseases
Molecular biology of disease vectors and parasites

Current Projects

Comprehensive Multi-Country Field Evaluation of Clinical Performance, Feasibility & Ease-of-Use of Novel Onchocerciasis Diagnostics.
Strategies for the ENdgame: Targeting Infections among Non-treated in the Elimination of Lymphatic filariasis (SENTINEL) – Phase II


Tsekleves et al., 2023. Developing home cleaning intervention through community engagement to reduce infections and antimicrobial resistance in Ghanaian homes. Sci Rep. 2023 Jun 28;13(1):10505.
de Souza DK et al., 2023. Investigating potential sand fly vectors after the first reported outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Ghana. Parasit Vectors 16(1):154.
de Souza DK, et al., 2023. Editorial: Highlights in neglected tropical diseases 2021/22. Front. Trop. Dis 4:1151958.
Gosh et al., 2022. Gauging the skin resident Leishmania parasites through a loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay in post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis. Sci Rep 12:18069.
de Souza DK et al., 2022. Finding and eliminating the reservoirs: Engage and treat, and test and treat strategies for lymphatic filariasis programs to overcome endgame challenges. Front. Trop. Dis. 3:953094.
de Souza DK, et al., 20202. Strengthening Visceral Leishmaniasis Diagnosis Capacity to Improve Access to Care in Kenya: The Example of Marsabit County. Front. Trop. Dis, 2:809757.
Ahorlu et al., 2022. A Comparative Study of Lymphatic Filariasis-Related Perceptions among Treated and Non-Treated Individuals in the Ahanta West Municipality of Ghana. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 7:273.