Lessons Learnt From the Implementation of Mass Drug Administration for Schistosomiasis and Soil- Transmitted Helminths in Lusaka Province, Zambia

ABSTRACT

Background:  Zambia is endemic for four of the global Preventive Chemotherapy Neglected Tropical Diseases (PC-NTD) targeted for elimination and control, namely schistosomiasis, trachoma, lymphatic filariasis (LF) and soil transmitted helminths (STH). These diseases are associated with disfigurement, reduced productivity, reduced cognitive potential and hence affect the economic development of the households, communities and the country.