The target of eradication by 1995 has been set by the African Regional Office of the World Health Organization and accepted by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Program.
India and Pakistan continue to reduce their cases of the disease dramatically.
In Africa, Ghana and Nigeria conducted national village-by-village searches in 1988-1990 and, between them, found >800,000 cases of the diseases.
Most African countries have now prepared national plans of action, appointed national coordinators, and intend to use UNICEF's assistance to conduct national searches by the end of 1990.
Mots-clés Pascal : Filariose, Nématodose, Helminthiase, Infection, Draconculose, Lutte sanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Politique sanitaire, Afrique, Asie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Filariosis, Nematod disease, Helminthiasis, Infection, Dracunculosis, Sanitary control, Sanitary program, Health policy, Africa, Asia, Human
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Cote : 91-0035718
Code Inist : 002B05E03B4B. Création : 199406.