Complex emergencies and the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases in Africa: developing a practical approach for implementing safe and effective mapping and intervention strategies


Complex emergencies resulting from conflict and political instability are a major challenge for national neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) control and elimination programmes, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

Currently, there are no formal guidelines for national programmes to use and plan activities in these humanitarian situations. This study therefore aimed to develop a new methodological approach for making decisions about the implementation of safe and effective mapping and mass drug administration intervention strategies.

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1 March 2021
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