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Outbreak News Interviews

Sep 8, 2022

The first country-wide mass drug administration in the world for the treatment of scabies is happening in the Solomon Islands.

The World Scabies Program is spearheading the mass drug administration (MDA) program with the Solomon Islands' Ministry of Health, which will deliver ivermectin to the whole population, with few exceptions.

Joining me today from Australia to discuss scabies, the MDA and the situation in the Pacific is Sarah Andersson. Sarah is the Program Manager for the World Scabies Program, Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Victoria, Australia.