Cameroon : an African model for final stages of guinea worm eradication.
The Cameroon Guinea worm eradication program initiated case containment activities in 1991 in the Mayo-Sava Division, the only endemic region in the country.
These activities differed from the Pakistan program, the only other operational model for dracunculiasis case containment, in two important ways.
In Cameroon, next-level supervisors received reports of new cases from village health workers during routine weekly visits to endemic villages.
The Pakistan program established a faster case reporting scheme that allowed higher level personnel (sector supervisors and regional managers) to confirm cases within one week of worm emergence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Draconculose, Filariose, Nématodose, Helminthiase, Parasitose, Infection, Cameroun, Afrique, Programme sanitaire, Homme, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dracunculosis, Filariosis, Nematod disease, Helminthiasis, Parasitosis, Infection, Cameroon, Africa, Sanitary program, Human, Review
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