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dc.contributor.authorCiantia, Filippo
dc.contributor.authorOdong, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorOyoo-Odoch, Nars
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-02T10:32:47Z
dc.date.available2022-02-02T10:32:47Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationCiantia, F., Odong, T., & Oyoo-Odoch, N. (2013). The eradication of Guinea Worm Disease: a possible global public health achievement. Journal of Medicine and the Person, 11(2), 88-93. DOI 10.1007/s12682-012-0129-7en_US
dc.identifier.other10.1007/s12682-012-0129-7
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/1747
dc.description.abstractGuinea worm disease, classified as a neglected tropical disease, is one of the two diseases nearing eradication. When in 2015 the world’s leaders will evaluate the progresses toward the achievement of the MDGs, most likely both diseases will no longer affect humanity. GWD was eradicated in Uganda despite the country was plagued by poverty and civil unrest especially in the most affected northern regions. Keys to the success of the Uganda Guinea worm eradication programme were realist strategies of community involvement focusing on positive behavior changes. The role of motivated health workers played a crucial role, especially in understanding the lives of people and adapting culturally adequate health messages. The achievement of this public health success was based on a coordinated international support, effective national health policies, public-private partnerships, and local authorities’ involvement allowed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Medicine and the Personen_US
dc.subjectGuinea worm disease (GWD)en_US
dc.subjectDracunculus medinensisen_US
dc.subjectNeglected tropical diseases (NTD)en_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.titleThe eradication of Guinea Worm Disease: a possible global public health achievementen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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