The Eradication of Dracunculiasis Guinea Worm Disease in Nigeria

The Eradication of Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease) in Nigeria: An Eyewitness Account documents the process used to eradicate one of the most neglected public health challenges in Nigeria. The book's chapters discuss the need for well developed and implemented eradication strategies, the availability of human and material resources, and the collaboration that is necessary with international partners. In addition, sections highlight challenges, the benefits of perseverance, and the international support and multi-sectoral approach that is needed to tackle national problems. It demonstrates that other endemic tropical diseases and conditions can be eliminated or controlled if a similar approach is adopted. Summarizes the status of the global campaign to eradicate dracunculiasis in Nigeria Gives a comprehensive account of what Dracunculiasis is from the author’s earliest encounters, covering its mode of transmission and impact Contains a comprehensive and very fascinating account of the eradication experience in Nigeria, (the most endemic country in the world at the onset) through a multi-sectoral eradication strategy in collaboration with Global 2000-The Carter Center, UNs other NGOs

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  • Author : Luke Ekundayo Edungbola
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 142 pages
  • ISBN : 0128167653
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Eradication of Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease) in Nigeria

The Eradication of Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease) in Nigeria
  • Author : Luke Ekundayo Edungbola
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 04 December 2018
GET THIS BOOKThe Eradication of Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease) in Nigeria

The Eradication of Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease) in Nigeria: An Eyewitness Account documents the process used to eradicate one of the most neglected public health challenges in Nigeria. The book's chapters discuss the need for well developed and implemented eradication strategies, the availability of human and material resources, and the collaboration that is necessary with international partners. In addition, sections highlight challenges, the benefits of perseverance, and the international support and multi-sectoral approach that is needed to tackle national problems.

The Eradication of Drancunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease) in Nigeria

The Eradication of Drancunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease) in Nigeria
  • Author : Luke Ekundayo Edungbola
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 15 February 2019
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The Eradication of Drancunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease) in Nigeria: An Eyewitness Account documents the process used to eradicate one of the most neglected public health challenges in Nigeria. The book's chapters discuss the need for well developed and implemented eradication strategies, the availability of human and material resources, and the collaboration that is necessary with international partners. In addition, sections highlight challenges, the benefits of perseverance, and the international support and multi-sectoral approach that is needed to tackle national problems.

Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Investing to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release : 05 August 2015
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This report repositions a group of 17 neglected tropical diseases on the global development agenda at a time of profound transitions in the economies of endemic countries and in thinking about the overarching objectives of development. In doing so it reinvigorates the drive to prevent control eliminate or eradicate diseases that blind maim and disfigure making life miserable for more than a billion people. Undetected and untreated several almost invariably kill. The burden of these diseases is further amplified by the

Neglected Tropical Diseases - Sub-Saharan Africa

Neglected Tropical Diseases - Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Author : John Gyapong,Boakye Boatin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 13 January 2016
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This book provides an overview on the major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa, such as Leishmaniasis, Buruli Ulcer and Schistosomiasis. In well-structured chapters epidemiology and biology of these parasitic diseases will be discussed in detail. Further, diagnostics and therapeutic approaches as well as prevention strategies will be reviewed. The book will be of interest to basic researchers and clinicians engaged in infectious disease, tropical medicine, and parasitology, and a must-have for scientists specialized in the characteristics of

Imaging of Parasitic Diseases

Imaging of Parasitic Diseases
  • Author : Mohamed E. Abd El Bagi,Maurice C. Haddad,Jean C. Tamraz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 04 November 2007
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With parasitic diseases increasing worldwide it’s vitally important that radiologists in particular stay up to date with developments. In this brilliantly useful volume, the authors cover the imaging findings for parasitic diseases that can affect the human body using modern imaging equipments. Every chapter consists of a short description of causative agent, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, laboratory tests, and imaging findings with illustrative examples of parasitic diseases.

Global Health in Africa

Global Health in Africa
  • Author : Tamara Giles-Vernick,James L. A. Webb Jr.
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Release : 15 November 2013
GET THIS BOOKGlobal Health in Africa

Global Health in Africa is a first exploration of selected histories of global health initiatives in Africa. The collection addresses some of the most important interventions in disease control, including mass vaccination, large-scale treatment and/or prophylaxis campaigns, harm reduction efforts, and nutritional and virological research. The chapters in this collection are organized in three sections that evaluate linkages between past, present, and emergent. Part I, “Looking Back,” contains four chapters that analyze colonial-era interventions and reflect upon their implications

Dog Parasites Endangering Human Health

Dog Parasites Endangering Human Health
  • Author : Christina Strube,Heinz Mehlhorn
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 19 October 2020
GET THIS BOOKDog Parasites Endangering Human Health

This book presents the latest information on canine parasites with zoonotic potential, to help avoid human infections. Compiled by international specialists, it covers protozoa, ectoparasites and helminth species of clinical importance in dogs, as well as the state of the art in diagnosis, preventive measures and potentially necessary treatment schemes. Dogs are commonly kept in families around the world and can predispose their human companions to disease. Updating and deepening insights from other specialist literature, the book is intended for

Oxford Textbook of Infectious Disease Control

Oxford Textbook of Infectious Disease Control
  • Author : Andrew Cliff,Matthew Smallman-Raynor
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 11 April 2013
GET THIS BOOKOxford Textbook of Infectious Disease Control

The Oxford Textbook of Infectious Disease Control: A Geographical Analysis from Medieval Quarantine to Global Eradication is a comprehensive analysis of spatial theory and the practical methods used to prevent the geographical spread of communicable diseases in humans. Drawing on current and historical examples spanning seven centuries from across the globe, this indispensable volume demonstrates how to mitigate the public health impact of infections in disease hotspots and prevent the propagation of infection from such hotspots into other geographical locations.

Smallpox: the Death of a Disease

Smallpox: the Death of a Disease
  • Author : D. A. Henderson
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 April 2021
GET THIS BOOKSmallpox: the Death of a Disease

With a New Introduction by Phillip K. Peterson, M.D., author of Microbes: The Life-Changing Story of Germs For more than 3000 years, hundreds of millions of people have died or been left permanently scarred or blind by the relentless, incurable disease called smallpox. In 1967, Dr. D.A. Henderson became director of a worldwide campaign to eliminate this disease from the face of the earth. This spellbinding book is Dr. Henderson's personal story of how he led the World Health Organization's

Working to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Working to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release : 24 January 2022
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"Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) blight the lives of a billion people worldwide and threaten the health of millions more. These ancient companions of poverty weaken impoverished populations, frustrate the achievement of health in the Millennium Development Goals and impede global health and economies has convinced governments, donors, the pharmaceutical industry and other agencies, including nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), to invest in preventing and controlling this diverse group of diseases. Global efforts to control "hidden" diseases, such as dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease), leprosy,