Dr Russell Hays publishes in the New England Journal of Medicine

2 March 2015

CCDP Research Associate Dr Russell Hays co authors in Prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. The publication reveals the results of a study that demonstrates the effectiveness of the WHO’s yaws eradication strategy. The study found that one round of mass treatment with single-dose oral azithromycin was shown to greatly reduce the transmission and prevalence of yaws on Lihir Island of Papua New Guinea. The results of this study provide empirical data to support the Morges yaws eradication strategy proposed by WHO in 2012. See the full article under our publications page.

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