Zanzibar Archipelago – Tanzania
Pemba Island is in one of the areas of the world most affected by parasitic and infectious diseases, which are the “neglected diseases” that the Foundation deals with.


  • World Chagas Disease Day
    Delegates attending the 72nd World Health Assembly have approved a proposal that will henceforth designate 14 of April as ‘World Chagas Disease Day’. Raising awareness and the profile of this ‘silent disease’ – which is often diagnosed in late stages – is key to early treatment and cure. Celebrating World Chagas Day ...
  • Strengthening laboratory capacity for diagnosis of neglected tropical diseases – A 10-day practical course
    Date: 10‒21 June 2019 Venue: Public Health Laboratory Ivo De Carneri – Chake-Chake Pemba, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania In order to enhance the capacity of laboratory personnel on the diagnosis of selected NTDs, including  providing a leadership role in research and monitoring & evaluation of infectious disease programmes, PHL-IdC – in collaboration ...
  • Collana Fronteretro: Latest volume available!
    Here we are! The latest volume in the Collana Fronteretro series is now available. Its topic: syphilis, seen from the perspective of women. This work reconstructs the battles that brave women and men faced in the fight for women’s rights. The volume consists of short passages which open a window to the subject, ...
  • News Issue 38: Now Available
    Dearest friends of the Foundation, The latest edition of the Foundation news is now available. This year, to celebrate 25 years of work (1994-2019), we have included the 2019 Calendar, for A Year of Life Together. Download the new December edition and make a donation to our projects in Pemba.


The support of scientific research, as an essential component of healthcare development, is an integral part of the mission of the Ivo de Carneri Foundation.

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