strategy

Fighting parasitic disease

Implementation:
Efforts by UN agencies in North Africa to eliminate the dreaded screw worm, a parasite that feeds on human and animal flesh, prevented the spread of the parasite, which is carried by flies, to Egypt, Tunisia, sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. A WHO programme also has saved the lives of 7 million children from going blind from river blindness and rescued many others from guinea worm and other tropical diseases.
Values:
Fight
Disease
Subjects:
Parasitology
Pathology
Conflict
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies