In order to further strengthen the guinea worm (GW) disease surveillance and community education, 168 and 139 weekly village markets « Haats » were surveyed during 1991 and 1992, respectively, in 87 GW-endemic primary health centres of 17 districts in five States ; wherein more than 72,000 persons from 9,162 villages were contacted.
Besides educating these people, the « Haat » surveys helped in detecting those six GW-patients who were missed (not recorded) by the concerned area health workers.
Considering their proven cost-effectiveness, it is suggested that « Haat » surveys could be regularly undertaken in GW-endemic areas/countries to achieve global objective of zero GW disease status by 1995.
Mots-clés Pascal : Draconculose, Filariose, Nématodose, Helminthiase, Parasitose, Infection, Surveillance, Education sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dracunculosis, Filariosis, Nematod disease, Helminthiasis, Parasitosis, Infection, Surveillance, Health education
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0589888
Code Inist : 002B05E03B4B. Création : 09/06/1995.