Faculty Advisor

Plummer, Jeanine D.

Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

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%.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2010

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Civil Engineering

Major

Professional Writing

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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