Journal article

Feasibility and safety of mass drug coadministration with azithromycin and ivermectin for the control of neglected tropical diseases: a single-arm intervention trial

Lucia Romani, Michael Marks, Oliver Sokana, Titus Nasi, Bakaai Kamoriki, Handan Wand, Margot J Whitfeld, Daniel Engelman, Anthony W Solomon, Andrew C Steer, John M Kaldor

LANCET GLOBAL HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Mass drug administration has made a major contribution to the public health control of several important neglected tropical diseases. For settings with more than one endemic disease, combined mass drug administration has potential practical advantages compared with separate programmes but needs confirmation of feasibility and safety. We undertook a study of mass drug administration in the Solomon Islands for trachoma and scabies control using ivermectin and azithromycin, key drugs in the control of neglected tropical diseases worldwide. METHODS: The entire population of Choiseul province, Solomon Islands, was eligible to participate. An azithromycin-based mass drug administration..

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