The impact of an 8-year mass drug administration programme on prevalence, intensity and co-infections of soil-transmitted helminthiases in Burundi

Ortu, G and Assoum, M and Wittmann, U and Knowles, S C L and Clements, M and Ndayishimiye, O and Basáñez, M-G and Lau, C and Clements, A and Fenwick, A and Magalhaes, R J S (2016) The impact of an 8-year mass drug administration programme on prevalence, intensity and co-infections of soil-transmitted helminthiases in Burundi. Parasites & Vectors, 9 (513).

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Abstract

Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are amongst the most prevalent infections in the world. Mass drug administration (MDA) programmes have become the most commonly used national interventions for endemic countries to achieve elimination. This paper aims to describe the effect of an 8-year MDA programme on the prevalence, intensity of infection and co-infection of STH in Burundi from 2007 to 2014 and critically appraise the trajectory towards STH elimination in the country.