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Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH): a critical component for sustainable soil-transmitted helminth and schistosomiasis control

Campbell, Suzy J.; Savage, Georgia B.; Gray, Darren J.; Atkinson, Jo-An M.; Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo; Nery, Susana V.; McCarthy, James S.; Velleman, Yael; Wicken, James H.; Traub, Rebecca J.; Williams, Gail M.; Andrews, Ross M.; Clements, Archie C. A.


Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) and schistosomes are parasites that affect the world’s poorest people, causing losses of up to 39 million and 70 million disability adjusted life years (DALYs) respectively. The World Health Organization (WHO) is at the forefront of developing policy for the control of STH and schistosomiasis, advocating for chemotherapy as the cornerstone of control, with the objective of reducing infection-associated morbidity. Global uptake of chemotherapy with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-04-10
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002651


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