Improved infection awareness, prevention and treatment in hard-to-reach groups

Impact: Health and wellbeing


Prof. Sheena Cruickshank and colleagues studying parasitic worms have worked with hard-to-reach communities in the UK and Madagascar to share research findings on transmission and develop resources and toolkits to raise awareness, understanding and dialogue about infection. This has changed behaviour and attitudes, leading to greater confidence for healthcare use and adherence to preventative measures. Furthermore, this work led to a policy-change to start deworming treatment in Marolambo in Madagascar, enhanced uptake of treatment and reduced worm infection intensity.
Impact date1 Aug 201331 Jul 2020
Category of impactHealth and wellbeing
Impact levelAdoption

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Lydia Becker Institute