Over 1000 attendees at the Trends in Medical Mycology (TIMM) meeting in Lisbon from 63 countries, heard how many serious fungal infections there are estimated to be in Mozambique, Madagascar, Pakistan, Algeria, Venezuela, Serbia, Greece, Portugal and France. Around 390 million people live in these countries and the fungal problems seen in each. vary substantially. Tinea capitis is a big problem in sub-saharan Africa, along with complications of AIDS.
This network is the coming together of five complimentary world leading teams based at the University of Manchester and