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World Health Organization

Integrated preventive chemotherapy implementation

The selection of anthelminthic medicines recommended by WHO for use in public health programmes is designed to control and eliminate select helminth infections of public health importance. Many of these medicines are broad-spectrum, allowing several diseases to be tackled simultaneously. Preventive chemotherapy (PC) interventions should therefore be based on the optimal, coordinated use of available medicines rather than targeting specific forms of helminthiasis. Where operationally feasible and epidemiologically justified, WHO recommends the integrated and coordinated delivery of combinations of anthelminthic medicines to target multiple diseases.