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SWOT analysis on snail control measures applied in the national schistosomiasis control programme in the People's Republic of China.
Infect Dis Poverty. 2019 Feb 06; 8(1):13.ID

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Snail control is an important component in the national schistosomiasis control programme in China, by application of chemical molluscicides, forestry projects, agriculture projects and water conservancy projects in recent decades. However, there are still wide areas of snail inhabited in China which remains a great challenge to achieve the goal of schistosomiasis elimination by 2025. Therefore, a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis on snail control measures is required for precision schistosomiasis control.

METHODS

The SWOT approach, which is a well-known structured analysis tool, was used to identify and evaluate the specific characteristics of four types of snail control measures in China, including chemical mollusciciding, forestry, agriculture, and water conservancy projects. The analysis were carried out based on the information collection from literature review, of research papers, books, annual report database of national schistosomiasis control programme in China, reports from the academic forums, and so on.

RESULTS

For chemical mollusciciding, application strategy needs to focus on specific local settings, such as stage of schistosomiasis control, environmental factors, and limitations from external policies and internal deficiencies. Regarding forestry projects, the optimal strategies are to cooperate with other national forestry programmes to share the investment costs and pay attention on wetland protection. In agriculture projects, it is necessary to develop related cash crop industries and combine with national farmland consolidation projects simultaneously to increase the total economic benefits. Concerning water conservancy projects, the main purpose is to control snail migration from snail area to snail-free areas nationwide.

CONCLUSIONS

Integrated strategies for various measures application and a top-level designed cooperation mechanism will be the necessary to eliminate snail and schistosomiasis in China.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Soil and Water Conservation, Beijing Forestry University, No.35 Qinghua East Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100083, China. Key Laboratory of State Forestry Administration on Soil and Water Conservation, No.35 Qinghua East Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100083, China. Engineering Research Center of Forestry Ecological Engineering, Ministry of Education, No.35 Qinghua East Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100083, China.National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, 200025, China. Key Laboratory for Parasite and Vector Biology, National Health and Family Planning Commission, Shanghai, 200025, China. WHO Collaborating Centre for Tropical Diseases, Shanghai, 200025, China. Chinese Center for Tropical Diseases Research, Shanghai, 200025, China. National Center for International Research on Tropical Diseases, Shanghai, 200025, China.Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, 100091, China.School of Soil and Water Conservation, Beijing Forestry University, No.35 Qinghua East Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100083, China. zjx9277@126.com. Key Laboratory of State Forestry Administration on Soil and Water Conservation, No.35 Qinghua East Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100083, China. zjx9277@126.com. Engineering Research Center of Forestry Ecological Engineering, Ministry of Education, No.35 Qinghua East Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100083, China. zjx9277@126.com.National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, 200025, China. Zhouxn1@chinacdc.cn. Key Laboratory for Parasite and Vector Biology, National Health and Family Planning Commission, Shanghai, 200025, China. Zhouxn1@chinacdc.cn. WHO Collaborating Centre for Tropical Diseases, Shanghai, 200025, China. Zhouxn1@chinacdc.cn. Chinese Center for Tropical Diseases Research, Shanghai, 200025, China. Zhouxn1@chinacdc.cn. National Center for International Research on Tropical Diseases, Shanghai, 200025, China. Zhouxn1@chinacdc.cn.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30732636

Citation

Yang, Xiao, et al. "SWOT Analysis On Snail Control Measures Applied in the National Schistosomiasis Control Programme in the People's Republic of China." Infectious Diseases of Poverty, vol. 8, no. 1, 2019, p. 13.
Yang X, Zhang Y, Sun QX, et al. SWOT analysis on snail control measures applied in the national schistosomiasis control programme in the People's Republic of China. Infect Dis Poverty. 2019;8(1):13.
Yang, X., Zhang, Y., Sun, Q. X., Zhou, J. X., & Zhou, X. N. (2019). SWOT analysis on snail control measures applied in the national schistosomiasis control programme in the People's Republic of China. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 8(1), 13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40249-019-0521-0
Yang X, et al. SWOT Analysis On Snail Control Measures Applied in the National Schistosomiasis Control Programme in the People's Republic of China. Infect Dis Poverty. 2019 Feb 6;8(1):13. PubMed PMID: 30732636.
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TY - JOUR T1 - SWOT analysis on snail control measures applied in the national schistosomiasis control programme in the People's Republic of China. AU - Yang,Xiao, AU - Zhang,Yi, AU - Sun,Qi-Xiang, AU - Zhou,Jin-Xing, AU - Zhou,Xiao-Nong, Y1 - 2019/02/06/ PY - 2018/06/15/received PY - 2019/01/20/accepted PY - 2019/2/9/entrez PY - 2019/2/9/pubmed PY - 2019/3/23/medline KW - Agriculture project KW - Chemical mollusciciding KW - Forestry project KW - SWOT analysis KW - Schistosomiasis elimination KW - Snail control KW - Strategy KW - Water conservancy project SP - 13 EP - 13 JF - Infectious diseases of poverty JO - Infect Dis Poverty VL - 8 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Snail control is an important component in the national schistosomiasis control programme in China, by application of chemical molluscicides, forestry projects, agriculture projects and water conservancy projects in recent decades. However, there are still wide areas of snail inhabited in China which remains a great challenge to achieve the goal of schistosomiasis elimination by 2025. Therefore, a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis on snail control measures is required for precision schistosomiasis control. METHODS: The SWOT approach, which is a well-known structured analysis tool, was used to identify and evaluate the specific characteristics of four types of snail control measures in China, including chemical mollusciciding, forestry, agriculture, and water conservancy projects. The analysis were carried out based on the information collection from literature review, of research papers, books, annual report database of national schistosomiasis control programme in China, reports from the academic forums, and so on. RESULTS: For chemical mollusciciding, application strategy needs to focus on specific local settings, such as stage of schistosomiasis control, environmental factors, and limitations from external policies and internal deficiencies. Regarding forestry projects, the optimal strategies are to cooperate with other national forestry programmes to share the investment costs and pay attention on wetland protection. In agriculture projects, it is necessary to develop related cash crop industries and combine with national farmland consolidation projects simultaneously to increase the total economic benefits. Concerning water conservancy projects, the main purpose is to control snail migration from snail area to snail-free areas nationwide. CONCLUSIONS: Integrated strategies for various measures application and a top-level designed cooperation mechanism will be the necessary to eliminate snail and schistosomiasis in China. SN - 2049-9957 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30732636/SWOT_analysis_on_snail_control_measures_applied_in_the_national_schistosomiasis_control_programme_in_the_People's_Republic_of_China_ L2 - https://idpjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40249-019-0521-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -