The planned global eradication of guineaworm (dracunculiasis) offers opportunities to learn about relatively complicated disease control situations.
Unlike smallpox, which was eradicated over 10 years ago through immunization, the guineaworm problem has no one solution, but must rely on a variety of technologies to protect, treat or replace existing unsafe community water supplies which harbour the disease.
Experiences in rural Nigeria have shown that a multi-strategy approach is necessary to account for differences in geographical settlement patterns, local culture mand beliefs, geology of the area, economy of the villages and political clout of town leaders among the five major segments of the community.
Mots-clés Pascal : Filariose, Nématodose, Helminthiase, Infection, Afrique, Draconculose, Qualité eau, Distribution eau, Lutte sanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Education sanitaire, Soin santé primaire, Homme, Politique sanitaire, Nigéria, Hygiène
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Filariosis, Nematod disease, Helminthiasis, Infection, Africa, Dracunculosis, Water quality, Water distribution, Sanitary control, Sanitary program, Health education, Primary health care, Human, Health policy, Nigeria, Hygiene
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