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Onchocerciasis control and elimination: coming of age in resource-constrained health systems

Molyneux, David ORCID: (2005) 'Onchocerciasis control and elimination: coming of age in resource-constrained health systems'. Trends in Parasitology, Vol 21, Issue 11, pp. 525-529.

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During the past three decades, onchocerciasis control has been successful in reducing blindness and skin disease in Africa and the Americas. In this article, I review the control and elimination of Onchocerca volvulus as a public health problem. The success of onchocerciasis control has been the result of secure financing, generous drug donation, effective partnership between stakeholders, and focused operational and implementation research. The future challenges are to ensure sustainability of existing programmes and to increase the level of integration with other health interventions in resource-deficient health systems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: loa-loa infection control-program west-africa ivermectin volvulus prevalence reinvasion blindness patterns vectors
Subjects: WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 885 Onchocerciasis
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Disease Control Strategy Group
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Depositing User: Ms Julia Martin
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2011 10:40
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:03


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