Community-driven interventions can revolutionise control of neglected tropical diseases

  • Amazigo U
  • Leak S
  • Zoure H
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Whether global health interventions target diseases (vertical), systems (horizontal) or both (diagonal), they must address the challenge of delivering services in very remote areas of poor countries with inadequate infrastructure. The primacy of this challenge has been underscored by persistent service-delivery difficulties despite several large financial commitments - the latest, US $363 million in the January 2012 London Declaration. Community-driven approaches, pioneered in river blindness control, show that engaging communities can maximise access and performance. This experience should inform a paradigm shift in disease control whereby communities are empowered to extend health service access themselves. ?? 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

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  • Community-directed treatment
  • Lymphatic filariasis
  • Mass drug administration
  • NTDs
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Onchocerciasis
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Soil-transmitted helminths

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  • Uche V. Amazigo

  • Stephen G A Leak

  • Honorat G M Zoure

  • Ngozi Njepuome

  • Paul Samson Lusamba-Dikassa

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