Guinea worm disease surveillance and community education through weekly village markets.
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.