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Research Article

The Cost of Annual versus Biannual Community-Directed Treatment of Onchocerciasis with Ivermectin: Ghana as a Case Study

  • Hugo C. Turner mail,

    hugo.turner06@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine (St. Mary's Campus), Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom

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  • Mike Y. Osei-Atweneboana,

    Affiliation: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Water Research Institute, Accra, Ghana

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  • Martin Walker,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine (St. Mary's Campus), Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom

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  • Edward J. Tettevi,

    Affiliation: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Water Research Institute, Accra, Ghana

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  • Thomas S. Churcher,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine (St. Mary's Campus), Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom

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  • Odame Asiedu,

    Affiliation: Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Programme, Disease Control and Prevention Department, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana

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  • Nana-Kwadwo Biritwum,

    Affiliation: Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Programme, Disease Control and Prevention Department, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana

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  • María-Gloria Basáñez

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine (St. Mary's Campus), Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 19, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002452

About the Authors

Hugo C. Turner, Martin Walker, Thomas S. Churcher, María-Gloria Basáñez
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine (St. Mary's Campus), Imperial College London, Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom
Mike Y. Osei-Atweneboana, Edward J. Tettevi
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Water Research Institute, Accra, Ghana
Odame Asiedu, Nana-Kwadwo Biritwum
Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Programme, Disease Control and Prevention Department, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana

Corresponding Author

Email: hugo.turner06@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: HCT. Wrote the paper: HCT MW TSC MGB. Collected the data: HCT MYOA EJT OA NKB. Read and approved the final, submitted version: HCT MYOA MW EJT TSC OA NKB MGB.