Neglected Tropical Diseases

As C.M. works in the geographical challenging areas and to develop the life of the neglected urban societies with individuals or with family at small (6 months – 12 months) and large scale (expected 3 – 5 years project or 10 years), Neglected Tropical Diseases are concentrated. A training was attended organised by health focused organisation in Nepal by the Programme Executive that helped to further advance the work in the areas of Preventive Health to link with NTDs. And, a project is developed targeting 1 village that has about 450 households. There are various diseases that is listed under NTDs by WHO. This project was related to Soil-transmitted helminthiases.

Key facts about Soil-transmitted helminthiases

  • Soil-transmitted helminth infections are caused by different species of parasitic worms.
  • They are transmitted by eggs present in human faeces, which contaminate the soil in areas where sanitation is poor.
  • Approximately 1.5 billion people are infected with soil-transmitted helminths worldwide.
  • Infected children are nutritionally and physically impaired.
  • Control is based on periodical deworming to eliminate infecting worms, health education to prevent re-infection, and improved sanitation to reduce soil contamination with infective eggs.
  • Safe and effective medicines are available to control infection.

Methodology to address the NTDs: Preventive side; easy for the locals to adopt; minority faith-based/ women’s group/ youth group as the element for the progressive element for regularity and growth.

Locals working in field and some are carrying grass from jungles for their domestic animals.

After the training they were assigned tasks in a group (9) with knowledge to learn about Symptoms and Conditions of Intestinal Worms and Medicine to treat. Albendazole 400 mg for age above 5. And 200 mg fro age below 5. The Public Health provided for age below 5. But there were possibilities that some might have missed. The purpose was to aware about Prevention from Intestinal Worms.