A Public Health Project in Methods of Schistosomiasis Haematobium Control in Adasawase, Ghana
Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease that is endemic in Africa. Adasawase is a rural village in eastern Ghana that had a 49.8% prevalence rate in 2008. This project utilized a public health approach to further control schistosomiasis. Infection rates in schoolchildren were determined by urine testing and a filtration system was built for the town's water recreation area. Surveys were used to assess knowledge and a health education plan was implemented. As of 2010, infection rates have decreased to 14.5%.