Women, onchocerciasis and ivermectin In Sierra Leone

Publication details

Publication date: 1996
WHO reference number: WHO/TDR/GTD/RP/96.2
Number of pages: 26



This longitudinal study examines the extent to which rural women in Sierra Leone who were excluded from treatment with ivermectin because of pregnancy or breast-feeding obtained treatment at a later stage, and if they did not, why. The most improtant reason for women not seeking treatment was that they were waiting fr the next mass treatment campaign. However, some of those who waited were again pregnant or lactating during he next mass treatment visit to their village.