Schistosomiasis elimination in Madagascar: challenges and opportunities for implementing the new WHO guidelines.
Madagascar is one of the countries with the highest burden of schistosomiasis worldwide. The release from the WHO of the new 2021-2030 neglected tropical disease (NTD) roadmap alongside with the schistosomiasis guidelines sets the ambitious goal of eliminating schistosomiasis as a public health problem worldwide. In Madagascar, implementation barriers exist. This paper has the objective of identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in order to build on their basis practices and policies that can help the country to align with the international global health agenda and reach the ambitious goal set by the WHO.