Development of quantitative tools and empirical approaches to aid the control and elimination of schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa: from field to policy

Arminder Kaur Deol
Schistosomiasis is a debilitating chronic parasitic disease that occurs in the poorest regions of the world, predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), infecting around 240 million individuals. With the vision of “a world free of schistosomiasis”, the WHO and its partners have pledged to meet the ambitious goals of controlling morbidity (i.e. as currently defined, to decrease the prevalence of heavy infection intensity to less than 5% across all sentinel sites) of schistosomiasis by 2020 (in...
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