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In 2012, the London Declaration on neglected tropical diseases announced a cross-sectoral commitment to control or eliminate ten neglected tropical diseases by 2020, on the basis of WHO roadmap targets.For soil-transmitted helminths (which include Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, and the hookworms Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus), the target is to provide regular anthelmintic treatment to at least 75% of children aged 1–14 years in districts where prevalence of any soil-transmitted helminth infection exceeds 20% in schoolchildren, with a view to controlling the morbidity associated with infection.By 2016, school-based deworming programmes had reached 69·5% of these children, with 33 of the 102 countries requiring preventive chemotherapy exceeding the 75% coverage target.Building upon this progress, national programmes and policy makers are now…………continue reading https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)32591-1/fulltext?dgcid=raven_jbs_etoc_email

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