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Gaps and barriers in interventions for the control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis among school-age children in an endemic area of the Philippines: a school-based point-of-view.
J Public Health Policy. 2019 Dec; 40(4):478-497.JP

Abstract

We used a qualitative cross-sectional study in 20 elementary schools in an area of Cagayan Valley, Philippines where soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) is endemic, to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for three intervention components for STH control: mass drug administration (MDA), health education, and sanitation. School teachers and staff generally perceived MDA to be a well-delivered program, but opportunities exist to strengthen other control strategies: health education and school rules on hygiene and sanitation at school. Complete and consistent monitoring of program impact and the availability of up-to-date reports on prevalence of the infection can guide teachers' efforts to promote interventions for STH elimination.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Biology, College of Science, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, 1008, Manila, Philippines. rvlabana@pup.edu.ph.Department of Biology, College of Science, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, 1008, Manila, Philippines.Department of Biology, College of Science, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, 1008, Manila, Philippines.Department of Biology, College of Science, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, 1008, Manila, Philippines.Department of Biology, College of Science, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, 1008, Manila, Philippines.Department of Biology, College of Science, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, 1008, Manila, Philippines.Graduate School, Centro Escolar University, Mendiola, Manila, Philippines.Graduate School, Centro Escolar University, Mendiola, Manila, Philippines. Biology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, New Era University, Quezon City, Philippines.Center for Life Sciences Research, Institute of Science and Technology Research, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, Manila, Philippines.Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, College of Science, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, Manila, Philippines.Department of Biology, College of Science, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, 1008, Manila, Philippines.Graduate School, Centro Escolar University, Mendiola, Manila, Philippines. School of Science and Technology, Centro Escolar University, Mendiola, Manila, Philippines.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31391522

Citation

Labana, Ryan V., et al. "Gaps and Barriers in Interventions for the Control of Soil-transmitted Helminthiasis Among School-age Children in an Endemic Area of the Philippines: a School-based Point-of-view." Journal of Public Health Policy, vol. 40, no. 4, 2019, pp. 478-497.
Labana RV, Romero VA, Guinto AM, et al. Gaps and barriers in interventions for the control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis among school-age children in an endemic area of the Philippines: a school-based point-of-view. J Public Health Policy. 2019;40(4):478-497.
Labana, R. V., Romero, V. A., Guinto, A. M., Caril, A. N., Untalan, K. D., Reboa, A. J. C., Sandoval, K. L., Cada, K. J. S., Lirio, G. A. C., Bernardo, I. R. A., Arocha, L. J. M. G., & Dungca, J. Z. (2019). Gaps and barriers in interventions for the control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis among school-age children in an endemic area of the Philippines: a school-based point-of-view. Journal of Public Health Policy, 40(4), 478-497. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41271-019-00182-5
Labana RV, et al. Gaps and Barriers in Interventions for the Control of Soil-transmitted Helminthiasis Among School-age Children in an Endemic Area of the Philippines: a School-based Point-of-view. J Public Health Policy. 2019;40(4):478-497. PubMed PMID: 31391522.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Gaps and barriers in interventions for the control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis among school-age children in an endemic area of the Philippines: a school-based point-of-view. AU - Labana,Ryan V, AU - Romero,Vimar A, AU - Guinto,Analette M, AU - Caril,Alvin N, AU - Untalan,Kimberly D, AU - Reboa,Alejandro Jose C, AU - Sandoval,Khristine L, AU - Cada,Kristel Joy S, AU - Lirio,Gary Antonio C, AU - Bernardo,Iris Rowena A, AU - Arocha,Lanieleen Jerah Mae G, AU - Dungca,Julieta Z, PY - 2019/8/9/pubmed PY - 2020/6/17/medline PY - 2019/8/9/entrez KW - Albendazole KW - Cagayan Valley KW - Intestinal worms KW - Mass drug administration KW - Neglected tropical disease KW - Soil-transmitted helminthiasis SP - 478 EP - 497 JF - Journal of public health policy JO - J Public Health Policy VL - 40 IS - 4 N2 - We used a qualitative cross-sectional study in 20 elementary schools in an area of Cagayan Valley, Philippines where soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) is endemic, to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for three intervention components for STH control: mass drug administration (MDA), health education, and sanitation. School teachers and staff generally perceived MDA to be a well-delivered program, but opportunities exist to strengthen other control strategies: health education and school rules on hygiene and sanitation at school. Complete and consistent monitoring of program impact and the availability of up-to-date reports on prevalence of the infection can guide teachers' efforts to promote interventions for STH elimination. SN - 1745-655X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31391522/Gaps_and_barriers_in_interventions_for_the_control_of_soil_transmitted_helminthiasis_among_school_age_children_in_an_endemic_area_of_the_Philippines:_a_school_based_point_of_view_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41271-019-00182-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -