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“Accelerating programmatic action… comprehensive multi-sectoral technical assistance…”
These are useful technical terms for people working in public health and they feature heavily in the documents and discussions that informed our new five-year strategy. For those of us who don’t work in public health, though, terms like these may need some unpacking.
To make sure treatment reaches the people most in need, we support ministries of health (MoH) with a range of monitoring and evaluation tools, including epidemiological surveys for parasitic worm infections such as schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths.
For World Health Day, we invited children who took part in our Shine a Light poster competition earlier this year to use their creative skills to represent their thoughts around health.
Said, a young boy from Zanzibar, would like to be a great footballer one day - but schistosomiasis nearly took that dream away from him. Children across the world are better able to follow their aspirations when their health is not limited.
Last year, we supported a pilot project in Buwaiswa and nearby communities to identify community-specific causes of schistosomiasis transmission. The results will be used to implement community-driven solutions, as well as water and sanitation services to reduce the risk of disease.