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