I am interested in learning more about schistosomiasis and different
successful models that have been implemented by different communities
and/or governments to control the disease.
I am gathering information for a report that will be presented by the World
Wildlife Fund that will focus on integrated approaches in vector-borne
diseases control programmes from all over the world. One of the
objectives of this report that is part of a broader project is help reduce
heavy reliance on insecticides and develop recommendations about
strategies to sustainably protect human health and preserve the quality
of the environment.
We have some initial candidate case studies from Cameroon, China, and
Brazil although the information is very limited and we still do not know
about the current status of these programmes.
It is my understanding that, at least in the case of Cameroon,
community-based approaches within the primary health care system to
control schistosomiasis have been most sustainable and cost-effective.
Perhaps others will be like to contribute with their experiences and
knowledge. If you would like to know more about this project, please
My full contact information is:
1250 24th St., NW
Washington, DC 20037
F: 1-202-293-9345 OR 1-202-293-9211
e-mail: <Yvonne.Martin at wwfus.org> OR < POLITEMP at wwfus.org>