The cost-effectiveness of an eradication programme in the end game: Evidence from guinea worm…

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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases is the first open-access journal devoted to the world's most neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), such as elephantiasis, river blindness, leprosy, hookworm, schistosomiasis, and African sleeping sickness. Links to PLoSNTD content is shared via GHHub using the Creative Commons. http://www.plosntds.org/

by Christopher Fitzpatrick, Dieudonné P. Sankara, Junerlyn Farah Agua, Lakshmi Jonnalagedda, Filippo Rumi, Adam Weiss, Matthew Braden, Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben, Nicole Kruse, Kate Braband, Gautam Biswas Background Of the three diseases targeted for eradication by WHO, two are so-called Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)–guinea worm disease (GWD) and yaws. The Guinea Worm Eradication Programme (GWEP) is in its final stages, with only 25 reported in 2016.

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The cost-effectiveness of an eradication programme in the end game: Evidence from guinea worm…