JeffHEALTH Soil-Transmitted Helminths

David Maniscalco, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University


Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are known to be a significant problem in Rwanda. The Ministry of Health and individual villages are aware of its impact on people’s health and well-being as well as its impact on the country’s economy. The goal of the JeffHEALTH project is to educate poor, rural villages in Rwanda so that village members can take the knowledge they gain, put it into practice and share this knowledge with generations to come