The role of ivermectin in preventive chemotherapy programs for the control of soil-transmitted helminths

This project was embedded in a larger cluster RCT – led by collaborators from MCRI – that aimed to assess the impact of ivermectin MDA on scabies in the Solomon Islands (the Regimens of Ivermectin for Scabies Elimination (RISE) trial). We added an STH component to assess the impact of ivermectin on STH infections. The field team visited 20 villages in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands, where they collected stool samples from residents to diagnose STH infections.

Countries  Pacific Island Countries
Diseases STH
Drugs Ivermectin
Research Discipline Population Health Interventions
Main Investigator/Other Investigators Associate Professor Susana Vaz Nery Brandon Le
Contact Person Associate Professor Susana Vaz Nery
Associate Investigators/Other Collaborators Professor Rebecca TraubProfessor Andrew Steer Scientia Professor John KaldorDr Daniel EngelmanDr Lucia Romani Susanna Lake
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Partner Organisations or Research Institutions involved MCRI
Approximate project duration May 2019 - Dec 2021