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Title: Regional strategic plan for elimination of yaws from South-East Asia Region 2012-2020
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: Yaws is a contagious disease caused by non-venereal Treponema pertenue. The disease is transmitted by direct person-to-person contact and occurs mainly in children below 15 years. The disease is prevalent predominantly in poor and marginalized populations in Africa and Asia. WHO and UNICEF have jointly treated about 50 million people in 46 countries from 1952-1964 reducing the prevalence by more than 95%. In the South-East Asia Region, India, Indonesia and Timor-Leste continue to be yaws- endemic. By 2006, India achieved yaws elimination. Since the target of achieving yaws elimination at the regional level was not possible by 2012, WHO-SEARO organized an informal consultation to eliminate yaws Timor-Leste on 20-21 October 2011. India, Indonesia and Timor-Leste and experts participated. The participants made recommendations to the yaws-endemic countries and revised the regional strategic plan for eradication of yaws, 2012-2020. This report presents the synopsis of deliberations held at the consultation, as well as recommendations.
Keywords: YAWS
Gov't Doc #: SEA-CD-257
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