Considerations for implementing mass treatment, active case‐finding and population-based surveys for neglected tropical diseases in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
This document provides a decision-making framework for implementation of mass treatment interventions, active case-finding campaigns and population-based surveys for neglected tropical diseases in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. A two-step approach is proposed: a risk–benefit assessment, to decide if the planned activity should proceed; and an examination of a list of precautionary measures that should be applied with the aim of decreasing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 associated with the activity, and strengthening the capacity of the health system to manage any residual risk. This guidance note is intended to health authorities, NTD programme managers and their supporting partners.
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Éléments à prendre en considération dans la mise en oeuvre du traitement de masse, de la détection active des cas et des enquêtes en population pour les maladies tropicales négligées (MTN) dans le contexte de la pandémie de COVID-19: orientations provisoires, 27 juillet 2020. Organisation mondiale de la Santé.
Versão em português:
Considerações para a implementação do tratamento em massa, procura activa de casos e inquéritos às populações sobre as doenças tropicais negligenciadas no contexto da pandemia de COVID-19.