Integrated Interventions for S. guineensis/STH Elimination
Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuente of the Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology in Cameroon will work to eliminate one species of the parasitic flatworm Schistosoma that causes severe disease in certain regions of Cameroon. They will intensify current school-based mass drug administration efforts in the Litteral region to increase treatment coverage to individuals of all ages. They will integrate the existing control program with maternal and child health weeks to reach children under school age, and community-based interventions for other diseases to reach children not attending school and adults. Their approach will be evaluated by measuring infection levels in the population after two Rounds of treatment.