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Assessing numbers and faces : a prerequisite for improving access to lymphatic filariasis morbidity care

Becker, Sören L. and Fürst, Thomas and Addiss, David G. and Utzinger, Jürg. (2015) Assessing numbers and faces : a prerequisite for improving access to lymphatic filariasis morbidity care. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 109, H. 6. S. 357-359.

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Abstract

Concerted efforts to eliminate lymphatic filariasis worldwide have registered success; multiple rounds of mass drug administration have led to the interruption of transmission in many previously endemic areas. However, the management of patients with established clinical disease (e.g., lymphoedema, hydrocoele and acute dermatolymphangioadenitis) has not been addressed sufficiently. Two recent studies from Malawi underscore the need for accurate epidemiological and clinical data, and comprehensive morbidity assessments across various domains of daily life. Addressing these issues will guide the implementation of programmes to improve access to treatment and disability prevention for affected individuals in Malawi and beyond.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Eco System Health Sciences > Health Impact Assessment (Utzinger)
UniBasel Contributors:Fürst, Thomas and Utzinger, Jürg
Item Type:Article, refereed
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0035-9203
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:03 Jul 2015 08:53

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