• 9. Scabies

    The Solomon Islands launches Mass Drug Administration Campaign Against Scabies and Yaws

    The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World Scabies Program, WHO and the Kirby Institute are preparing a mass drug distribution campaign targeting scabies and yaws at the community level. 

    View a recent article published in the Solomon Times about the scabies MDA here


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    The Big SHIFT study finds ivermectin reduces the incidence of bacterial complications of scabies

    Scabies is an important predisposing factor of impetigo which can lead to serious bacterial complications. A recent study, known as The Big Skin Health Intervention Fiji Trial (Big SHIFT) found that ivermectin-based mass drug administration can not only reduce scabies and impetigo but also reduce serious bacterial complications.


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    WSP Program Manager Sarah Andersson is the new chair for the WHO STAG on Access to safe, efficacious and quality assured health products for NTD

    The WSP Program Manager, Sarah Andersson, is the new chair for the World Health Organization Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on NTD on Access to safe, efficacious and quality assured health products for NTD (STAG WGA).

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    In memory of Dr Mwelecele Ntuli Malecela

    The World Scabies Program is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Mwelecele Ntuli Malacela, Director of the World Health Organization's Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases. 

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    World NTD Day 2022

    Incredible progress has been made to beat NTDs, but if we are to reach the WHO roadmap goals we must all be 100 percent Committed to delivering on the Kigali Declaration on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). This World NTD Day join the movement:

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