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Title: Report of the informal consultation on scaling up treatment of soil transmitted helminthiasis in the South-East Asia Region
Other Titles: 10-11 October 2011, New Delhi, India
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: Soil transmitted helminthiasis (ascariasis lumbricoides, hookworm and trichuris trichiura), one of the neglected tropical diseases related to poverty, water and sanitation affect more than 2 billion people globally. As per the revised estimate by WHO (2009), the 11 Member States of the South-East Asia Region accounts for 42% of the global burden. The global target is to reach at least 75% of children requiring deworming by 2020 in all the endemic countries. The regional deworming coverage by 2009 was about 39% of the children requiring preventive chemotherapy. To rapidly increase treatment coverage to reach the global target by 2020, WHO-SEARO organized a two-day informal consultation of experts in New Delhi to review ongoing Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH) control efforts and ways to move forward. This report presents a synopsis of the deliberations held at the meeting and its recommendations.
Keywords: COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
Gov't Doc #: SEA-CD-262
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206255
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