The World Scabies Program is working with governments and partners to eliminate scabies as a public health problem. This program aims to put scabies control on national and global agendas, implement community wide treatment strategies, and strengthen health systems to monitor and manage scabies.
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First Scabies National Prevalence Survey in Kiribati
WSP in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, recently conducted the first scabies national prevalence survey in Kiribati.
Over 10,000 people of all ages were examined from randomly selected households across 10 districts, including 5 outer islands, over a 3-week period. The survey teams found scabies and bacterial skin infection to be problematic for many communities, reinforcing the urgent need for a scabies control program in Kiribati. Analysis of data is underway, and results will be available in early 2024.
Post MDA prevalence survey is underway in Solomon Islands
The post-mass drug administration (MDA) prevalence survey has recently begun in Solomon Islands. Nurses and data collectors have been traveling together all over Solomon Islands to undertake skin examinations for scabies. The purpose of this survey is to estimate national scabies prevalence now that the country-wide MDA has been completed. Thanks to all the teams who are working hard to get the survey finished on time.
Integrated scabies and LF Mini MDA completed in Matuku Island and Totoya Island in Fiji
The Fiji WSP team has recently completed a mass drug administration (MDA) in Matuku Island and Totoya Island in integration with the Lymphatic Filariasis Unit from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.
The teams worked hard to successfully visit all four villages in Totoya and all seven villages in Matuku despite experiencing unfavourable weather conditions. Well done to all the staff and volunteers involved in completing this MDA in such a timely and efficient manner.