Infections and hygiene behaviours in Myanmar


This study is the first molecular epidemiological study in Myanmar to examine intestinal worm infections among schoolchildren in Phyu Township.

The study explores knowledge, attitude and behaviours on water, sanitation and hygiene practices. The study’s findings show that intestinal worm infections still remain high (84 per cent) in the study area despite the targeted school deworming activity, and highlight the areas for health education among schoolchildren for integrated STH control.

Findings from the study also identify the need for further research using molecular parasitology techniques to map the prevalence nation-wide, evaluate the effectiveness of existing control measures, and plan for intestinal worm infection control integrated with water, sanitation and hygiene measures.

This study has been funded, in part, by the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Government Partnerships for Development program.

Event details

Seminar

Speaker

Eindra Aung; Thida Lay Thwe; Nyein Nyein Hlaing

Date & time

Friday 24 February 2017

10.00am11.00am

Venue

Henderson Conference Room, Building 63, Eggleston Road

Contacts

Olivia Cable

olivia.cable@anu.edu.au

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