A Tale of a Man, a Worm and a Snail
The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative
by Alan Fenwick, Wendie Norris, Becky McCall
Schistosomiasis is Africa's second most prevalent infectious disease, but in many high-risk areas the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) has helped achieve up to a 75% reduction in its prevalence. Exploring the work and experiences involved in forming, establishing and managing a health intervention such as the SCI, this book divulges important lessons for anyone looking to replicate its success. Widely recognised as a cost-effective and successful intervention, its knock-on effects include improving overall physical health, school attendance and future prospects. Evaluating the SCI's development, implementation and results through an engaging personal story and written in an approachable style, this book covers: - Key strategic challenges faced and how the SCI overcame them to achieve and maintain low infection rates; - Methods used for raising funding for control and drug donations; - Mobilisation and mechanics of partnerships to facilitate supply and access to drugs; - Nature of working relationships and implementation across Africa; - Ways in which schistosomiasis control can be integrated into, and serve as a model for, other Neglected Tropical Disease programmes (NTD). Written from Professor Alan Fenwick's unique perspective as Director of the SCI, The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative is an essential resource for researchers, policymakers, health professionals and students in the fields of NTD control and global health.
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Professor Fenwick has been at Imperial College since June 2002 teaching Tropical Parasitology to medical students, on Bio Medical Science courses, Masters courses, and to Intercollated B.Sc. courses both at Imperial and in other UK Universities. A specialist in the research and control of Schistosomiasis, Professor Fenwick has been recognised for his achievements not only by the Queen with an OBE, but also in other countries notably Niger and Burkina Faso. He has lived and worked in Tanzania, Sudan and Egypt, prior to returning to UK and to Imperial College. He has received two life time medal awards from both the UK Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) and the US American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) The programme that Professor Fenwick established at Imperial in 2002 (SCI) has been recognised as a top medical programme by the award of the "Queens Anniversary Prize" in 2008. SCI is recommended to private donors as a top value charity by
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- Publisher/Imprint CABI / CAB International
- Publication Date December 2021
- Orginal LanguageEnglish
- ISBN/Identifier 9781786392558 / 1786392550
- Publication Country or regionUnited Kingdom
- Primary Price 39.99 GBP
- ReadershipProfessional and Scholarly
- Publish StatusPublished
- Dimensions244 X 172 mm
- Reference Code4114
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