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.
“The infection rate is high among children, who often pick up mites from their friends. [They] scratch all night, interrupting their sleep, and struggle to concentrate in class during the day. Often the scratching leads to impetigo and the children have to stay away until they clear up, so they miss out on more school.”
- Dr Mike Kama, Fiji Ministry of Health