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School-based health education targeting intestinal worms—further support for integrated control

Bieri, Franziska A.; Li, Yue-Sheng; Yuan, Li-Ping; He, Yong-Kang; Gray, Darren J.; Williams, Gail M.; McManus, Donald P.


Our report, which describes success in preventing soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections in Chinese schoolchildren through the use of a health education package that includes a 12-minute cartoon, ‘‘The Magic Glasses,’’ may thus prove timely. The results from the cluster randomized intervention trial, conducted in 38 rural Chinese schools and involving 1,718 children, showed that the videobased health education package had 50% efficacy in preventing new STH infections after...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-03-13
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002621


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