- Lymphatic Filariasis
- Trichuriasis (Whipworm)
- Ascariasis (Roundworm)
Ivorians are at risk for lymphatic filariasis
are at risk for schistosomiasis
are at risk for onchocerciasis
children are at risk for intestinal worms
Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in West Africa is home to five of the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs): lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, parasitic intestinal worms, trachoma and schistosomiasis, the most deadly NTD. In the past, political conflict has disrupted NTD treatment. The recent political stability in Côte d’Ivoire has provided opportunities for the Ivorian government and Ministry of Health to renew their commitment to eliminating these diseases by 2020.
A multifaceted approach toward NTD control with a focus on water, sanitation and hygiene in addition to treatment, will enable communities to avoid the primary causes of these diseases of poverty and control NTDs.