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Table 1 Intervention tools for the elimination of targeted diseases

From: Surveillance-response systems: the key to elimination of tropical diseases

Intervention tools Targeted diseases
Mass drug administration (MDA) Malaria, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and other NTDs
Information, education and communication (IEC) Malaria, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and other NTDs
Community participation and ownership Malaria, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and other NTDs
Development of highly sensitive diagnostic assays for early detection of low transmission settings Malaria, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and other NTDs
Mechanisation of agriculture Schistosomiasis and other NTDs
Development and validation of vaccines for prevention and drugs for prevention and management Malaria, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and other NTDs
Improvement of preventive strategies and environmental sanitation Schistosomiasis and other NTDs
Sewage drainage Schistosomiasis and other NTDs
Public latrines Schistosomiasis and other NTDs
Waste management and provision of clean water Malaria, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and other NTDs
Mathematical modelling using a minimal essential database approach Malaria, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and other NTDs