A cluster RCT of the impact of a community-based hygiene and sanitation programme on infection with intestinal parasites following mass albendazole chemotherapy in Timor-Leste (2011–2014)

Abstract:
Intestinal parasites cause anaemia, stunting, wasting and poor mental development in childhood, and are related to poverty and poor hygiene. Treatment with antiparasitic drugs cures infections in human hosts, but does not prevent rapid re-infection when people contact a parasite-contaminated environment. We will quantify the impact of a hygiene and sanitation programme that reduces environmental contamination in communities that receive mass treatment with the antiparasitic drug albendazole.
Grant type:
NHMRC Partnership Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Public Health
    Faculty of Medicine
    Director (Research Training)
    Research Strategy and Support (Medicine)
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council