After many months of hard work Professor Webster’s PhD student, now Dr, Arminder Deol has published their findings on the progress of schistosomiasis control programs towards the 2020 and 2025 goals.
Working in collaboration with country programme managers from countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Dr. Deol lays out the data and demonstrates that many countries either begin their programmes within what would be considered “controlled” parameters or reach it rapidly. They then argue that there is a need to shift these countries approach earlier rather than waiting the prescribed 5 years before remapping and adjusting. These updates to the schistosomiasis guidelines will help ensure programmes progress more quickly towards elimination and use the limited resources available more effectively.
Massive congratulations to Dr Deol and Professor Webster on this achievement.
To read more about the recommended changes and read the paper, visit the NEJM site here.