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The Eradication of Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease) in Nigeria: An Eyewitness Account

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The Eradication of Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease) in Nigeria: An Eyewitness Account documents the process used to eradicate one of the most neglected public health challenges in Nigeria. The book's chapters discuss the need for well developed and implemented eradication strategies, the availability of human and material resources, and the collaboration that is necessary with international partners. In addition, sections highlight challenges, the benefits of perseverance, and the international support and multi-sectoral approach that is needed to tackle national problems. It demonstrates that other endemic tropical diseases and conditions can be eliminated or controlled if a similar approach is adopted.

Summarizes the status of the global campaign to eradicate dracunculiasis in Nigeria Gives a comprehensive account of what Dracunculiasis is from the author’s earliest encounters, covering its mode of transmission and impact Contains a comprehensive and very fascinating account of the eradication experience in Nigeria, (the most endemic country in the world at the onset) through a multi-sectoral eradication strategy in collaboration with Global 2000-The Carter Center, UNs other NGOs

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