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Community perception of school-based delivery of anthelmintics in Ghana and Tanzania

Community perception of school-based delivery of anthelmintics in Ghana and Tanzania

Tropical Medicine and International Health: Tm and Ih 6(12): 1075-1083

ISSN/ISBN: 1360-2276

PMID: 11737845

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-3156.2001.00806.x

This paper presents the results of an evaluation of community perception of 2 large-scale, government-run, school-based health programmes delivering anthelmintic drugs to primary school children, in Ghana (80 442 children in 577 schools) and Tanzania (110 000 children in 352 schools). Most teachers (96% in Ghana and 98% in Tanzania) were positive about their role in the programme, including administration of anthelmintic drugs, and parents and children fully accepted their taking on this role.

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