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
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WSP partnered with Mediaplanet UK to launch the NTDs campaign! Read an interview with WSP about beating scabies!
Launching today! We partnered with Mediaplanet UK to bring together the NTDs campaign – aiming to highlight how we can successfully achieve the WHO’s 2030 road map and ensure the elimination of NTDs.
Visit http://bit.ly/3Aj0zLb to read an interview with WSP about beating scabies!
Scabies Control Framework Published
A new policy paper titled A Framework for Scabies Control is now available in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. In this paper the authors outline recommendations from the WHO Informal Consultation for a Framework for Scabies Control and discusses the approach in the context of the WHO Roadmap for NTDs 2021-2030.
Scabies course available on OpenWHO learning platform
The World Scabies Program contributed to a new scabies online course developed by the World Health Organisation and now available on the OpenWHO learning platform. The scabies course if free and open to all.
Click here to Enrol today and start learning about scabies!