Cost-effectiveness and budget impact analysis of mass drug administration and school-based targeted preventive chemotherapy for soil-transmitted helminth control in Vietnam

Current guidelines and targets for soil-transmitted helminth (STH) control focus on school-based deworming for school-age children. However, expanding deworming to all age groups may achieve improved STH control among both the community in general and school-age children, by reducing their risk of reinfection. This trial aims to compare school-based targeted deworming with community-wide mass deworming in terms of impact on STH infections among school-age children.

Countries  South – East Asian Countries 
Diseases STH
Drugs Albendazole
Research Discipline Health Economic Analyses
Contact Person Associate Professor Susana Vaz Nery
Link to Project
Partner Organisations or Research Institutions involved Tay Nguyen University, Dak Lak Province, Vietnam
Center for Parasitic Diseases Control & Prevention, Dak Lak Province, Vietnam
Department of Education & Training, Dak Lak Province, Vietnam
University of Melbourne
Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Approximate project duration 2018 – 2021