Launch of Mass Treatment Campaign Against Schistosomiasis

Tenkodogo: A significant health campaign against schistosomiasis commenced on May 14, 2024, in Tenkodogo, as detailed by Doctor Morou Nikiema, head doctor of the Ouargaye health district, during an advocacy meeting with provincial authorities.

According to Burkina Information Agency, Targeting children aged 5 to 14, the week-long campaign from May 14 to 20 involves a door-to-door strategy covering health centers, schools, markets, places of worship, and community gatherings. Before administering medication, children’s height will be measured to ensure appropriate dosing. The local authorities have pledged their support for the campaign, highlighting community readiness to combat the disease effectively.