The Preventive Chemotherapy (PC) Data Portal provides access to data from the WHO’s PCT Databank for 4 key indicators (Population Requiring Preventive Chemotherapy (PCT), Population Receiving PCT, Coverage, and Comparative Performance) across the 5 PCT NTDs (Lymphatic Filariasis, Onchocerciasis, Schistosomiasis, Soil-Transmitted Helminths, and Trachoma).
The PCT Databank presents historical data as reported to WHO. This tool is designed to empower users to leverage their familiarity with Excel and the simplicity of the Global Health Observatory (GHO) to rapidly construct summaries that can be shared as they are viewed.
Article on the importance of cross-border issues in onchocerciasis elimination programmes. Bush, Sodahlon, Downs and Mackenzie, International Health, Volume 10, Issue suppl_1, 1 March 2018, Pages i54–i59.
Article on the use of alternative (or complementary) treatment strategies (ATSs) to accelerate the elimination of onchocerciasis. Boussinesq et al., International Health, Volume 10, Issue suppl_1, 1 March 2018, Pages i40–i48.
A review summarizing the progress made in identifying diagnostics that meet the specialized requirements needed to verify onchocerciasis elimination, as well as a discussion of why these tests were selected and a summary of the needs that still exist to complete the arsenal of diagnostic tools that will be useful as the goal of elimination is achieved.
This publication reviews the history of the efforts to control onchocerciasis in Yemen and the current status of the disease, and identifies the essential changes needed to a mass drug administration (MDA) approach as the national program addresses elimination.