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Mapping, monitoring, and surveillance of neglected tropical diseases: towards a policy framework.

Baker, M.C., Mathieu, E., Fleming, F.M., Deming, M., King, J.D., Garba, A., Koroma, J.B., Bockarie, Moses, Kabore, A., Sankara, D.P. and Molyneux, David ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8537-7947 (2010) 'Mapping, monitoring, and surveillance of neglected tropical diseases: towards a policy framework.'. Lancet, Vol 375, Issue 9710, pp. 231-238.

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Abstract

As national programmes respond to the new opportunities presented for scaling up preventive chemotherapy programmes for the coadministration of drugs to target lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, and trachoma, possible synergies between existing disease-specific policies and protocols need to be examined. In this report we compare present policies for mapping, monitoring, and surveillance for these diseases, drawing attention to both the challenges and opportunities for integration. Although full integration of all elements of mapping, monitoring, and surveillance strategies might not be feasible for the diseases targeted through the preventive chemotherapy approach, there are opportunities for integration, and we present examples of integrated strategies. Finally, if advantage is to be taken of scaled up interventions to address neglected tropical diseases, efforts to develop rapid, inexpensive, and easy-to-use methods, whether disease-specific or integrated, should be increased. We present a framework for development of an integrated monitoring and evaluation system that combines both integrated and disease-specific strategies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the third in a Series of four papers about neglected tropical diseases
Subjects: WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 680 Tropical diseases (General)
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 800 Helminthiasis
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 810 Schistosomiasis
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 880 Filariasis and related conditions (General)
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 885 Onchocerciasis
WW Ophthalmology > Eye Structures and their Diseases > WW 215 Trachoma
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61458-6
Depositing User: Users 67 not found.
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2010 15:45
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2018 15:42
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/1055

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