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Neglected Tropical Diseases as a ‘litmus test’ for Universal Health Coverage? Understanding who is left behind and why in Mass Drug Administration: Lessons from four country contexts

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Means, Arianna R., Dean, Laura ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4910-9707, Ozano, Kim, Adekeye, Oluwatosin, Dixon, Ruth, Fung, Ebua Gallus, Gyapong, Margaret, Isiyaku, Sunday, Kollie, Karsor, Kukula, Vida, Lar, Luret, MacPherson, Eleanor, Makia, Christine, Kouokam Magne, Estelle, Nnamdi, Dum-Buo, Mue Nji, Theobald, Ntuen, Uduak, Oluwole, Akinola, Piotrowski, Helen, Siping, Marlene, Tchoffo, Marlene Ntsinda, Tchuem Tchuenté, Louis-Albert, Thomson, Rachael, Tsey, Irene, Wanji, Samuel, Yashiyi, James, Zawolo, Georgina and Theobald, Sally ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9053-211X (2019) 'Neglected Tropical Diseases as a ‘litmus test’ for Universal Health Coverage? Understanding who is left behind and why in Mass Drug Administration: Lessons from four country contexts'. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol 13, Issue 11, e0007847.

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Abstract

Individuals and communities affected by NTDs are often the poorest and most marginalised; ensuring a gender and equity lens is centre stage will be critical for the NTD community to reach elimination goals and inform Universal Health Coverage (UHC). NTDs amenable to preventive chemotherapy have been described as a ‘litmus test’ for UHC due to the high mass drug administration (MDA) coverage rates needed to be effective and their model of community engagement. However, until now highly aggregated coverage data may have
masked inequities in availability, accessibility and acceptability of medicines, slowing down the equitable achievement of elimination goals.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General Medicine. Health Professions > Health Services. Patients and Patient Advocacy > W 84.4 Quality of Health Care
W General Medicine. Health Professions > Health Services. Patients and Patient Advocacy > W 84 Health services. Delivery of health care
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 108 Preventive health services. Preventive medicine. Travel Medicine.
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 240 Disinfection. Disinfestation. Pesticides (including diseases caused by)
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 680 Tropical diseases (General)
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007847
Depositing User: Tina Bowers
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 16:09
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 16:09
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/13169

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