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10 facts about schistosomiasis

Children taking medication during a control campaign in Kenya

WHO advocates for increased access to praziquantel and resources for implementation

WHO has catalysed collaboration between ministries of health, development agencies, the pharmaceutical sector, non-profit organizations and communities to provide resources and medicines for schistosomiasis control.

Other methods of schistosomiasis control, include wider access to safe water, improved sanitation, hygiene education and snail control.

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