Impact of an ivermectin mass drug administration program against endemic scabies and strongyloidiasis [ 2010-03-01T06:23:14Z - 2012-10-31T06:23:26Z ]

Provided by   Charles Darwin University

Research Project

Researchers: Dr Therese Kearns (Principal investigator) ,  Linda Ward (Associated with)


Senior Researcher / Contact person: A/Pr Ross Andrews
Organisation: Menzies School of Health Research

Brief description

Overseas studies suggest sustainable and long term benefits can be obtained through the use of ivermectin in mass drug administration programs to control parasitic infections. Our study will be a critical first step in establishing if such a program can be successful in a remote Indigenous community setting, where the disease burden from scabies and strongyloidiasis (threadworm infections) is very high.


Funding Amount $1,289,786


This project had significant benefits in building capacity of project employees and community members through educational attainments achieved in the community. Accredited Training CourseNo. AttendedWhenCertificate II in Child Health Research15 February 2010 Senior First Aid Certificate19April 2010 30 September 2010 Phlebotomy (blood taking) Course7 June 2010Medication Assist Course3 November 2010

Data time period: 01 03 2010 to 31 10 2012

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