Sero-survey under yaws eradication programme
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Published by Dept. of Parasitic Diseases, Centre for Epidemiology and Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Communicable Diseases in Delhi .
Written in English


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ContributionsNational Institute of Communicable Diseases (India). Dept. of Parasitic Diseases.
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Pagination12 leaves :
Number of Pages12
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Open LibraryOL24081791M
LC Control Number2010316521

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Cessation of transmission of yaws in the country (defined as nil reporting of new yaws cases) and; Eradication of yaws defined as absence of new cases for a continuous period of three years, supported by absence of evidence of transmission through sero-survey among under-five children (i.e. no sero reactivity to RPR/VDRL in. Summary report of a conSultation on eradication of yawS which yaws and other endemic treponematoses occur. He stressed that, in an eradication programme, every effort and every approach should be used to identify, treat and report each case systematically. Dr Kingsley Asiedu, head of the yaws eradication programme in the Department of Control of. YAWS ERADICATION. PROGRAMME SOR Yaws is a chronic infection that affects mainly the skin, bone and cartilage. The disease occurs mainly in poor communities in warm, humid, tropical areas of Africa, Asia and Latin America. The causative organism is a bacterium called Treponema pertenue, a subspecies of Treponema pallidum that causes venereal syphilis.3/5(2). yaws and endorsed the new eradication strategy. At a consultative meeting of experts (Geneva, 20–22 March ), two documents were developed to guide the yaws eradication process: a guide for programme managers on the eradication of yaws; and procedures for verification and certification of interruption of yaws transmission.

Yaws, a non-venereal treponemal disease, is targeted for eradication by but accurate epidemiological data to guide control programs remain sparse. The Solomon Islands reports the .   Background Yaws, one of the 17 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), is targeted for eradication by in resolution WHA of the World Health Assembly () and the WHO roadmap on NTDs (). The disease frequently affects children who live in poor socioeconomic conditions. Between and , WHO and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) led a global eradication . Elimination of yaws in India. Overview. Yaws is a nonvenereal endemic treponematosis caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum, subspecies pertenue, a Gram-negative ion is transmitted by skin-to-skin contact among people with poor hygiene practices living in certain warm and humid tropical areas of Africa, the Americas and Asia. Finally -- a recurring theme -- the eradication programme must address the issues of equity and be supportive of broader goals that have a positive impact on the health infrastructure to provide a legacy in addition to eradication of the disease. Disease eradication programmes are conceptually simple, focusing on one clear and unequivocal outcome.

"In Eradication, noted medical historian Nancy Leys Stepan objectively explores the origin, development of, and controversy surrounding eradication programmes during the past century―warts and allThis book should be required reading for all who are concerned with global health development; Stepan offers a uniquely knowledgeable insight into the evolution and controversies intrinsic Reviews:   1. NATIONAL YAWS ERADICATION PROGRAMME YAWS: Elimination To Eradication INTRODUCTION: India has achieved eradication of two human scourges, smallpox and guinea worm disease, since independence. National efforts are now going on to eradicate/eliminate others. One disease, which is amenable for eradication, is yaws and the disease has been.   Author summary Yaws is a disabling and disfiguring disease. When the World Health Organization (WHO) was established in , yaws was among the major public health problems that the new health agency chose to prioritize. In , it formally targeted yaws for global eradication. While only 14 Member States currently report cases to WHO, many more are known to have a history of yaws . ICMR had conducted a pilot sero-survey in April across 83 districts in 21 states. The initial results, which are being peer-reviewed, suggested that the percentage of the general population that could have been infected was , with urban areas showing a higher prevalence of about %. Way Forward.