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Progress towards eliminating lymphatic filariasis in Zanzibar: a model programme

Mohammed, K. A., Molyneux, David ORCID:, Albonic, M. and Rio, F. (2006) 'Progress towards eliminating lymphatic filariasis in Zanzibar: a model programme'. Trends in Parasitology, Vol 22, Issue 7, pp. 340-344.

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Programmes to eliminate lymphatic filariasis are underway in ten countries of sub-Saharan Africa, and in several programmes outside Africa five rounds of mass drug administration (MDA) are being completed. In Africa, Egypt and Zanzibar have completed five rounds of MDA. Zanzibar was the first country to complete five rounds of treatment using a combination of albendazole and ivermectin, reducing both the prevalence and intensity of Wuchereria bancrofti. Characteristics of the Zanzibar programme serve as a model for other countries: factors crucial to its success include highlevel political commitment, the development of appropriate social mobilization strategies, the involvement of communities in drug distribution, and the introduction of morbidity management for individuals with lymphoedema.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mass drug-treatment bancroftian filariasis global program albendazole diethylcarbamazine ivermectin india
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 880 Filariasis and related conditions (General)
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Disease Control Strategy Group
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Depositing User: Martin Chapman
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2011 14:30
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:02


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