Helminth control in school age children: a guide for managers of control programmes

September 2011

The school-based control of schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminth infections is of proven cost-effectiveness. This book is intended to help managers plan, implement, and monitor programmes for deworming school-age children using methods based on the best current evidence and experience.

The book describes an approach in which epidemiological data are used to select the control strategy to be applied to the school-age population and shows how periodic data collection from sentinel sites can be used to monitor the progress of control activities.

The first edition of this book was published in 2002. This second edition incorporates more recent experience and lessons learned from school-based control programmes in several countries not previously reported. It also includes references to web sites where useful information is available

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