Monitoring the impact of a national school based deworming programme on soil-transmitted helminths in Kenya: the first three years, 2012 – 2014

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Okoyo, C, Nikolay, B, Kihara, J, Simiyu, E, Garn, JV, Freeman, MC, Mwanje, MT, Mukoko, DA, Brooker, SJ, Pullan, RL, Njenga, SM and Mwandawiro, CS. 2016. Monitoring the impact of a national school based deworming programme on soil-transmitted helminths in Kenya: the first three years, 2012 – 2014. [Online]. Parasites & Vectors. Available from: 10.1186/s13071-016-1679-y

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In 2012, the Kenyan Ministries of Health and of Education began a programme to deworm all school-age children living in areas at high risk of soil-transmitted helminths (STH) and schistosome infections. The impact of this school-based mass drug administration (MDA) programme in Kenya is monitored by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) as part of a five-year (2012–2017) study. The study involved a series of pre- and post-intervention, repeat cross-sectional surveys in a representative, stratified, two-stage sample of schools across Kenya. The programme contained two tiers of monitoring; a national baseline and mid-term survey including 200 schools, and surveys conducted among 60 schools pre- and post-intervention. This dataset contains a School-level aggregate of individual-level STH infection and demographic information. Information on treatment coverage, as reported by the schools, was obtained from Evidence Action, an international non-governmental organization, which provides technical support to government programmes.

Published in a 3rd party system Date: 25 July 2016
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Data Creators(s): Okoyo, C, Nikolay, B, Kihara, J, Simiyu, E, Garn, JV, Freeman, MC, Mwanje, MT, Mukoko, DA, Brooker, SJ, Pullan, RL, Njenga, SM and Mwandawiro, CS
LSHTM Faculty/Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Participating Institutions: Study consortium

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