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Ivermectin preventive chemotherapy for intestinal worm infections and scabies control

Brandon Le

Event date
Tuesday 31 October
Event time
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Event address

The large-scale administration of safe and efficacious drugs delivered to entire at-risk populations, a public health intervention known as preventive chemotherapy (PC), is an effective strategy to control several neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), including intestinal worm infections and scabies.

PC with ivermectin, either alone or in combination with other drugs, may play an important role in improving the integrated control of these NTDs. This talk will present evidence we generated to support the inclusion of ivermectin-based PC in integrated NTD control programmes, with a specific focus on intestinal worms and scabies in Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.

Brandon Le

Brandon Le
PhD Student, Global Health Program, The Kirby Institute

Brandon is a PhD Student in the Global Health Program at the Kirby Institute. He recently submitted his PhD thesis and will be presenting on the findings of his studies. His research aims to evaluate the role of ivermectin-based preventive chemotherapy in improving the control of neglected tropical diseases in low- and middle-income settings.

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