Mapping is an essential element for each of the neglected tropical disease (NTD) programs advocated by the WHO. It consists of the epidemiological surveys that provide baseline information on a disease’s geographical distribution, the level of disease endemicity, and the populations or age-groups in need of preventive chemotherapy (PC)—all of which information is critical for planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating NTD programs.
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