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Considerations for implementing mass treatment, active case-finding and population-based surveys for neglected tropical diseases in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Abstract
This present document outlines a decision-making framework for implementation of mass treatment interventions, active casefinding campaigns and population-based surveys for NTDs in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It formulates considerations aimed at providing guidance to relevant health authorities, NTD programme managers and their supporting partners on:

• the risk–benefit assessment that should guide the decision as to whether the planned NTD activity should resume or commence, when such an eventuality is contemplated; and
• the precautionary measures that should be applied to decrease the risk of transmission of COVID-19 associated with the planned NTD activity, and to strengthen the capacity of the health system to manage any residual risk.

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Type
Government Report
Author
World Health Organization
Year of Publication
2020
Language
eng
Report Number
WHO/2019-nCoV/neglected_tropical_diseases/2020.1
Publication Language
eng