Reducing filarial infections

This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

The aim is to implement control programmes in countries where major human parasitic infections are endemic and achieve an overall reduction in the prevalence of schistosomiasis and of other trematode infections by 40% and 25% respectively by the year 2000, from a 1984 baseline, as well as a marked reduction in incidence, prevalence and intensity of filarial infections.

Medicine Pathology
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies