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The control of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths in East Africa.
Trends Parasitol. 2006 Jul; 22(7):332-9.TP

Abstract

As a result of support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, schistosomiasis and intestinal or soil-transmitted helminth infections have been the subject of national control programmes in three Eastern and Southern African countries: Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia. Here, we review the significant progress made in their control efforts and highlight the different approaches being adopted to ensure programme effectiveness and sustainability. Although a positive start has been made to reduce morbidity resulting from schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth infections in these countries, it is imperative that support is identified to sustain the programmes until these infections are no longer a public health problem and children can therefore be given a healthy start to life.

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Vector Control Division, Ministry of Health, Kampala, PO Box 1661, Uganda.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16713357

Citation

Kabatereine, Narcis B., et al. "The Control of Schistosomiasis and Soil-transmitted Helminths in East Africa." Trends in Parasitology, vol. 22, no. 7, 2006, pp. 332-9.
Kabatereine NB, Fleming FM, Nyandindi U, et al. The control of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths in East Africa. Trends Parasitol. 2006;22(7):332-9.
Kabatereine, N. B., Fleming, F. M., Nyandindi, U., Mwanza, J. C., & Blair, L. (2006). The control of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths in East Africa. Trends in Parasitology, 22(7), 332-9.
Kabatereine NB, et al. The Control of Schistosomiasis and Soil-transmitted Helminths in East Africa. Trends Parasitol. 2006;22(7):332-9. PubMed PMID: 16713357.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The control of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths in East Africa. AU - Kabatereine,Narcis B, AU - Fleming,Fiona M, AU - Nyandindi,Ursuline, AU - Mwanza,James C L, AU - Blair,Lynsey, Y1 - 2006/05/18/ PY - 2006/01/26/received PY - 2006/04/06/revised PY - 2006/05/02/accepted PY - 2006/5/23/pubmed PY - 2006/9/6/medline PY - 2006/5/23/entrez SP - 332 EP - 9 JF - Trends in parasitology JO - Trends Parasitol VL - 22 IS - 7 N2 - As a result of support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, schistosomiasis and intestinal or soil-transmitted helminth infections have been the subject of national control programmes in three Eastern and Southern African countries: Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia. Here, we review the significant progress made in their control efforts and highlight the different approaches being adopted to ensure programme effectiveness and sustainability. Although a positive start has been made to reduce morbidity resulting from schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth infections in these countries, it is imperative that support is identified to sustain the programmes until these infections are no longer a public health problem and children can therefore be given a healthy start to life. SN - 1471-4922 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16713357/The_control_of_schistosomiasis_and_soil_transmitted_helminths_in_East_Africa_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1471-4922(06)00104-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -