Malaria Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… THE CONTROL MEASURES IN PLACE A presentation by Dr Yemeng Lu states ‘Anthelmintic drug treatment combined with improved sanitation and health Education can reduce transmission and infection
Treatment: anthelmintic drugs – frequent deworming. Sanitation: Improved sanitation is aimed at controlling transmission by reducing soil and water contamination. Health Education: Health education is aimed at reducing transmission and reinfection by encouraging healthy behaviors. Promoting the use of latrines and hygienic behavior’
This means the effective control of the disease is by hygiene and anti-helminthic drugs which is as cheap as 0.25 USD per person but the control measures lack proper implementation thus leading to neglect of the disease. The World Health Organization has put many campaigns and programs in place to checkmate prevalence of worms in deprived children. There are groups like deworm the world program, the Hookworm vaccine initiative sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.
According to a seminar presented by Lancelot 2006 published on in USA on soil-transmitted helminthes states ‘Morbidity control through
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He is also a member of the academic advisory board for the Pfizer Postdoctoral Fellowship in Infectious
Diseases. This provides a postdoctoral fellowship to a highly-qualified infectious diseases specialist conducting basic and translational research in infectious diseases at an academic medical centre. This activity is unrelated to anything discussed in this Seminar. J Bethony is the recipient of an International Research Scientist Award (KO1) from
Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health.
S Brooker is the recipient of a Wellcome Trust Advanced Research
Fellowship (073656). A Loukas is the recipient of an RD Wright Career
Development Award from the National Health and Medical Research
Council of Australia. M Albonico is supported by the Fondazione Ivo de
Carneri. All the authors receive funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation through the Human Hookworm Vaccine Initiative of the
Albert B Sabin Vaccine Institute. No funding source had any role in the writing of this Seminar’.
Producing vaccine is costlier than taking anti-helminthes thereby leaving deworming as the best option of STH disease control. Negligence of useful research work done on STH by Health organizations or sponsors due to low mortality rate of the disease has been a relevant

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