Haiti [Women] take on dreaded disease elephantiasis one mouth at a time
David Brown – Washington Post – Wednesday, 03 October 2012 (originally published 30 Sept)
In JACMEL, Haiti — In a sunny courtyard of the Evelina Levy School for Girls, hundreds of girls in blue uniforms did their part to rid Haiti of an ancient and reviled disease.
They lined up in pairs to get three pills dropped into their mouths. They swallowed them down with a quarter-cup of water. They got a second medicine, a flavored tablet, to chew as they walked back to class.
“Mass drug administration” is easy if your target is elementary school students. It’s harder when you want to reach nearly everyone else in a country of 10 million people . . .
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