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S7 Putting schistosomiasis precision mapping into practice
Standard schistosomiasis (SCH) control strategies are based on district level overall prevalence, which can lead to over-treatment in some areas, and under-treatment in others. Precision mapping, or sub-district mapping, is recommended by the WHO and the GSA, and rolled out by national programmes in collaboration with partners as a method for refining a targeted treatment strategy, to ensure optimum treatment and improved efficiencies in resource utilization.

Multiple countries have now implemented revised SCH mapping protocols in the past 12 months during the COVID-19 pandemic, incorporating mitigating measures to ensure the safety of all involved. These countries, as well as those who implemented precision mapping surveys prior to the pandemic will present their experience on the selection of sub-districts, the development of sampling protocols, and the challenges faced in the implementation of the revised protocols.

This session will take place on Wednesday, September 22 from 13:00 - 15:00 BST.

Sep 22, 2021 01:00 PM in London

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