UPstream Alliance is a collaboration between locals and scientists in Senegal to help break the disease and poverty cycle. Snails can be a carrier of a waterborne parasite, called schistosomiasis, that can be debilitating to humans. People who get this disease can no longer work, and therefore, no longer survive. Introducing prawns to the Senegal river reduces the amount of snails naturally, and keeps the surrounding locals healthier.
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