Health Services for Buruli Ulcer Control: Lessons from a Field Study in Ghana

@inproceedings{Ackumey2011HealthSF,
  title={Health Services for Buruli Ulcer Control: Lessons from a Field Study in Ghana},
  author={Mercy M. Ackumey and Cynthia Kwakye-Maclean and Edwin O. Ampadu and Don de Savigny and Mitchell Gralnick Weiss},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Buruli ulcer (BU), caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans infection, is a debilitating disease of the skin and underlying tissue. The first phase of a BU prevention and treatment programme (BUPaT) was initiated from 2005-2008, in the Ga-West and Ga-South municipalities in Ghana to increase access to BU treatment and to improve early case detection and case management. This paper assesses achievements of the BUPaT programme and lessons learnt. It also considers the impact of the programme… CONTINUE READING
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