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WASH for WORMS: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of the Impact of a Community Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene and Deworming Intervention on Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections

Vaz Nery, Susana; Traub, Rebecca; McCarthy, James S.; Clarke, Naomi; Amaral, Salvador; Llewellyn, Stacey; Weking, Edmund; Richardson, Alice; Campbell, Suzy; Gray, Darren; Vallely, Andrew; Williams, Gail; Andrews, Ross; Clements, Archie


Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions have been proposed as an important complement to deworming programs for sustainable control of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections. We aimed to determine whether a community-based WASH program had additional benefits in reducing STH infections compared with community deworming alone. We conducted the WASH for WORMS cluster-randomized controlled trial in 18 rural communities in Timor-Leste. Intervention communities received a WASH...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-03-06
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0705
Access Rights: Open Access


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