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 https://kirby.unsw.edu.au/project/community-deworming-against-soil-trans...
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