According to World Health Organization, "at any given time, one-half of all people in the developing world are suffering from one, or more of the six main diseases (diarrhea, ascaris, dracunculiasis
, hookworm, chistosomiasis, trachoma)".
Librarians are meant to partner with community health workers to record and store health information on common prevalent disease conditions in our rural communities, such as malaria, measles, dracunculiasis
(guinea worm), dysentery, poliomyelitis, tetanus, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS etc.
Effects of improved water supply and sanitation on ascariasis, diarrhoea, dracunculiasis
, hookworm infection, schistosomiasis and trachoma.
Despite the given assumptions and the exclusion of non-quantifiable benefits, KA is potential candidate for elimination, however, IRR for KA intervention is lower than chagas disease control (28), but almost similar to dracunculiasis
eradication campaign (24).
His knowledge of Guinea worm, a parasitic worm infection, also called dracunculiasis
(The Carter Center, 2009), was gained from discussions in school and had been reinforced by our own family excursions in the community.
18) Unless people gain access to sources of drinking water that are clean, safe, and reliable, "[e]fforts to prevent death from diarrhea or to reduce the burden of such diseases as ascaris, dracunculiasis
, hookworm, schistosomiasis and trachoma are doomed to failure.
Tissue nematodes including trichinosis, dracunculiasis
, and the filariases.
Guinea worm, or Dracunculiasis
, is an infection caused by a parasite; it affects people in poor African communities who do not have sanitary water supplies, according to the U.
TAYEH, A 1996: The impact of health education to promote cloth filters on dracunculiasis
prevalence in the northern region, Ghana.
The fight against Dracunculiasis
, or Guinea worm as it is more commonly known, has achieved tremendous success in recent years.