Schistosomiasis control and the health system in P.R. China

  title={Schistosomiasis control and the health system in P.R. China},
  author={C Collins and Jing Xu and Shenglan Tang},
  booktitle={Infectious diseases of poverty},
Over the last sixty years advances have been made in the control of schistosomiasis in P.R. China. There are, however, difficult challenges still to be met. This paper looks at the extent to which the health system offers a positive environment for the control of the disease. It starts by tracing three phases in schistosomiasis control: disease elimination strategy through snail control (1950s-early 1980s); morbidity control strategy based on chemotherapy (mid 1980s to 2003); integrated control… CONTINUE READING