Dracunculiasis

Links and resources

Programme operational guidelines

Case containment strategy for eradication of dracunculiasis in Africa
May 2000 -- Summarizes information on case-containment strategy, detecting cases rapidly and eliminating the possibility of further transmission.

Certification of dracunculiasis eradication : Criteria, strategies, procedures : A practical guide
March 1996 -- Provides information on how WHO certifies countries as free of dracunculiasis transmission upon the recommendation of the International Commission for the Certification of Dracunculiasis Eradication.

Criteria for the certification of dracunculiasis eradication
January 1996 -- Provides information on certification procedures, preparation of countries for certification, and operations of the International Certification Team. (Limited distribution)

Guidelines for health education and community mobilization in dracunculiasis eradication programs
April 1991 -- Summarizes information on planning and implementing health education and community mobilization in the context of dracunculiasis eradication.

Guidelines for chemical control of copepod populations in dracunculiasis eradication programme
May 1989 -- Contains information on selecting drinking-water sources for applying temephos to control copepod populations. Contains information on selecting drinking-water sources for applying temephos to control copepod populations.

Guidelines for International Certification Teams (ICT)
July 2000 -- Summarizes information on the preparation of and activities to be carried out during an ICT visit. (Limited distribution)


Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER)

An electronic bilingual English/French version of the WER is accessible every Friday and can be downloaded free of charge. http://www.who.int/wer/en/

2014