Schistosomiasis Control Program Articles by Carter Center Experts
Feb. 4, 2013
Assessing the WHO 50% Prevalence Threshold in School-Aged Children as Indication for Treatment of Urogenital Schistosomiasis in Adults in Central Nigeria (PDF)
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2013 doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.12-0511.
Authors: Darin S. Evans,* Jonathan D. King, Abel Eigege, John Umaru, William Adamani, Kal Alphonsus, Yohanna Sambo, Emmanual S. Miri, Danjuma Goshit, Gladys Ogah, and Frank O. Richards. Preventive chemotherapy with praziquantel is recommended in adults by the World Health Organization when prevalence of schistosomiasis in school-aged children (SAC) is ³ 50%. This study ascertained the value of this threshold in predicting prevalence and intensity of Schistosoma hematobium (SH) infection in adults in central Nigeria.
June 1, 2008
Dracunculiasis, Onchocerciasis, Schistosomiasis, and Trachoma (PDF)
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1136: 45-52 (2008), Issue - Reducing the Impact of Poverty on Health and Human Development: Scientific Approaches, Donald R. Hopkins, Frank O. Richards, Jr, Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben, Paul Emerson, P. Craig Withers, Jr. Published Online: 25 Jul 2008. The definitive version is available at wiley.com.
Aug. 1, 2006
Integration of Mass Drug Administration Programs in Nigeria: The Challenge of Schistosomiasis
The following was published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, August 2006, Volume 84, Issue 8. By Frank O Richards Jr., Abel Eigege, Emmanuel S. Miri, MY Jinadu, and Donald R. Hopkins.