L Savioli

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Affiliation: World Health Organization
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Progress in the prevention and control of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis
    L Savioli
    Parasitic Diseases and Vector Control, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Parasitol Int 53:103-13. 2004
  2. pmc Study and implementation of urogenital schistosomiasis elimination in Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba islands) using an integrated multidisciplinary approach
    Stefanie Knopp
    Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:930. 2012
  3. pmc Response from Savioli and colleagues from the Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization
    Lorenzo Savioli
    World Health Organization Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS Med 3:e283. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Extending the benefits of deworming for development
    Lorenzo Savioli
    Parasitic Diseases and Vector Control, WHO, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Lancet 365:1520-1. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth infections: forging control efforts
    Lorenzo Savioli
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 96:577-9. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint The global status of schistosomiasis and its control
    L Chitsulo
    Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Department, Division of Control of Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, CH 1211 27, Geneva, Switzerland
    Acta Trop 77:41-51. 2000
  7. doi request reprint Preventive chemotherapy in human helminthiasis: theoretical and operational aspects
    A F Gabrielli
    Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases NTD, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 105:683-93. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Field test of the 'dose pole' for praziquantel in Zanzibar
    A Montresor
    World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, CH 1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 96:323-4. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Extending anthelminthic coverage to non-enrolled school-age children using a simple and low-cost method
    A Montresor
    Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 6:535-7. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a 'tablet pole' for the administration of praziquantel in sub-Saharan Africa
    A Montresor
    World Health Organization, Diseases Control, Prevention and Eradication, Parasitic Diseases and Vector Control, Avenue Appia 20, CH 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 95:542-4. 2001

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Publications43

  1. ncbi request reprint Progress in the prevention and control of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis
    L Savioli
    Parasitic Diseases and Vector Control, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Parasitol Int 53:103-13. 2004
    ..Finally, the strategy, targets and recommendations of the World Health Organization for the control of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted nematodes infection are described...
  2. pmc Study and implementation of urogenital schistosomiasis elimination in Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba islands) using an integrated multidisciplinary approach
    Stefanie Knopp
    Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:930. 2012
    ..Additionally, snail control and behaviour change interventions will be implemented in selected communities and the outcomes and impact measured in a randomized intervention trial...
  3. pmc Response from Savioli and colleagues from the Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization
    Lorenzo Savioli
    World Health Organization Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS Med 3:e283. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Extending the benefits of deworming for development
    Lorenzo Savioli
    Parasitic Diseases and Vector Control, WHO, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Lancet 365:1520-1. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth infections: forging control efforts
    Lorenzo Savioli
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 96:577-9. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint The global status of schistosomiasis and its control
    L Chitsulo
    Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Department, Division of Control of Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, CH 1211 27, Geneva, Switzerland
    Acta Trop 77:41-51. 2000
    ..There is need for increased support for schistosomiasis control in the most severely affected countries...
  7. doi request reprint Preventive chemotherapy in human helminthiasis: theoretical and operational aspects
    A F Gabrielli
    Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases NTD, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 105:683-93. 2011
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Field test of the 'dose pole' for praziquantel in Zanzibar
    A Montresor
    World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, CH 1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 96:323-4. 2002
    ..A bathroom-type scale performed better than the dose pole in delivering the optimal dose (40-60 mg/kg) and the 2 methods performed similarly in delivering a dose considered appropriate (30-60 mg/kg)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Extending anthelminthic coverage to non-enrolled school-age children using a simple and low-cost method
    A Montresor
    Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 6:535-7. 2001
    ..Managers of control programmes are invited to test this method adapting it in their particular and cultural environment...
  10. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a 'tablet pole' for the administration of praziquantel in sub-Saharan Africa
    A Montresor
    World Health Organization, Diseases Control, Prevention and Eradication, Parasitic Diseases and Vector Control, Avenue Appia 20, CH 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 95:542-4. 2001
    ..In more than 98% of the cases the indicated dose was within the range that has proven efficacious and safe (30 and 60 mg/kg)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Intestinal parasitic infections of urban and rural children on Pemba Island: implications for control
    M Albonico
    Division of Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 87:579-83. 1993
    ..There were no significant differences between the results from the urban area and those from the rural area. The observations are important in the planning of control activities...
  12. ncbi request reprint School enrollment in Zanzibar linked to children's age and helminth infections
    A Montresor
    Communicable Diseases Prevention and Eradication, WHO, Geneva Pemba Public Health Laboratory, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania Ministry of Health, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania
    Trop Med Int Health 6:227-31. 2001
    ....
  13. pmc Elimination of neglected tropical diseases in the South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization
    Jai P Narain
    Department of Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization Regional Office for South East Asia, IP Estate, Mahatama Gandhi Road, New Delhi 110002, India
    Bull World Health Organ 88:206-10. 2010
    ..This paper reviews the policy rationale for disease control in the WHO South-East Asia Region, the progress made so far, the lessons learnt along the way, and the remaining challenges and opportunities...
  14. ncbi request reprint The WHO dose pole for the administration of praziquantel is also accurate in non-African populations
    A Montresor
    Vectorborne and other Parasitic Diseases, World Health Organization, 63 Tran Hung Dao Street, Mail P O Box 52, Hanoi, Viet Nam
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 99:78-81. 2005
    ..Reproducing the present pole in the form of a strip of paper and including it in each container of praziquantel would greatly facilitate the administration of the drug in large-scale interventions...
  15. ncbi request reprint Reconsidering the underestimated burden caused by neglected tropical diseases
    Dirk Engels
    Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Trends Parasitol 22:363-6. 2006
    ..Measuring the effect of such integrated control is likely to reveal the real impact of tropical diseases on human health and wellbeing...
  16. ncbi request reprint Soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Myanmar and approximate costs for countrywide control
    Antonio Montresor
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 9:1012-5. 2004
    ..A crude calculation of the expenditure to buy and deliver the drugs, including the costs incurred in the teacher training, concluded that the cost per child was approximately 0.05 USD...
  17. ncbi request reprint Performance of the Haemoglobin Colour Scale in diagnosing severe and very severe anaemia
    Antonio Montresor
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 8:619-24. 2003
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Is the exclusion of children under 24 months from anthelmintic treatment justifiable?
    Antonio Montresor
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 96:197-9. 2002
    ..In light of the potential nutritional benefit achieved by regular deworming in this young age-group, the policy that excludes children aged < 24 months from treatment should be re-considered...
  19. ncbi request reprint The global epidemiological situation of schistosomiasis and new approaches to control and research
    D Engels
    Parasitic Diseases and Vector Control, Communicable Diseases Control, Prevention and Eradication, World Health Organization, CH 1211 27, Geneva, Switzerland
    Acta Trop 82:139-46. 2002
    ..Related to this new vision, some research needs are pointed out...
  20. ncbi request reprint Field trial of a haemoglobin colour scale: an effective tool to detect anaemia in preschool children
    A Montresor
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 5:129-33. 2000
    ..Further testing with other staff in other settings is recommended to determine the usefulness of large-scale distribution...
  21. ncbi request reprint Elimination of lymphatic filariasis: a public-health challenge
    N Zagaria
    Communicable Diseases Control, Prevention and Eradication, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 96:S3-13. 2002
  22. pmc Control of intestinal parasitic infections in Seychelles: a comprehensive and sustainable approach
    M Albonico
    Division of Control of Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 74:577-86. 1996
    ..The programme can be seen as a model for other developing countries, even where health and socioeconomic conditions are different and the control of parasitic infections will need a much longer-term commitment...
  23. ncbi request reprint Giardia and Cryptosporidium join the 'Neglected Diseases Initiative'
    L Savioli
    Coordinator, Parasitic Diseases and Vector Control PVC, Communicable Diseases Control, Prevention and Eradication CPE, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Trends Parasitol 22:203-8. 2006
    ..Our current state of knowledge of Giardia and Cryptosporidium is summarized here, and some important questions are raised that need to be addressed if control strategies are to be effective...
  24. ncbi request reprint The control of human (neuro)cysticercosis: which way forward?
    Dirk Engels
    Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Prevention and Eradication, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Acta Trop 87:177-82. 2003
    ..Commitment of both national and local authorities to control the disease needs to be convincingly solicited and, as for most zoonotic diseases, an interdisciplinary approach is essential...
  25. ncbi request reprint Comparative study of the quality and efficacy of originator and generic albendazole for mass treatment of soil-transmitted nematode infections in Nepal
    Marco Albonico
    Fondazione Ivo de Carneri, Via IV Marzo 14, 10122 Torino, Italy
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:454-60. 2007
    ..This study shows that the cost effectiveness of drugs used in mass deworming campaigns should not be inferred on the basis of a single quality testing parameter...
  26. ncbi request reprint Control of human fascioliasis by selective chemotherapy: design, cost and effect of the first public health, school-based intervention implemented in endemic areas of the Nile Delta, Egypt
    Filippo Curtale
    Directorate General for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affaires, Italian Embassy, Cairo, Egypt
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 99:599-609. 2005
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Low dose daily iron supplementation improves iron status and appetite but not anemia, whereas quarterly anthelminthic treatment improves growth, appetite and anemia in Zanzibari preschool children
    Rebecca J Stoltzfus
    Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY UNICEF, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    J Nutr 134:348-56. 2004
    ..We hypothesize that incident helminth infections may stimulate inflammatory immune responses in young children, with deleterious effects on protein metabolism and erythropoiesis...
  28. ncbi request reprint Intervention for the control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in the community
    Marco Albonico
    Ivo de Carneri Foundation, Torino, Italy
    Adv Parasitol 61:311-48. 2006
    ..The way forward for the control of soil-transmitted helminth infections is described as a multi-disease approach that goes beyond deworming and fosters a pro-poor strategy that supports the aims of the Millennium Development Goals...
  29. ncbi request reprint Monitoring drug efficacy and early detection of drug resistance in human soil-transmitted nematodes: a pressing public health agenda for helminth control
    Marco Albonico
    Fondazione Ivo de Carneri, Via IV Marzo 14, 10122 Torino, Italy
    Int J Parasitol 34:1205-10. 2004
    ..A concerted action with international partners and the creation of a network of scientists to address this issue is the next pressing public health issue for helminth control...
  30. ncbi request reprint The School Health Programme in Behera: an integrated helminth control programme at Governorate level in Egypt
    Filippo Curtale
    Masters in Health Services Management MHSM, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Ministero della Salute, Viale Regina Elena 299, Rome 00161, Italy
    Acta Trop 86:295-307. 2003
    ..On the basis of the experience gained by the Behera School Health Programme a number of operational recommendations are formulated...
  31. ncbi request reprint Soil-transmitted helminth infections: updating the global picture
    Nilanthi R de Silva
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, PO Box 6, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    Trends Parasitol 19:547-51. 2003
  32. ncbi request reprint A comparison of methods for detecting the eggs of Ascaris, Trichuris, and hookworm in infant stool, and the epidemiology of infection in Zanzibari infants
    David Goodman
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:725-31. 2007
    ..4%, while at 10 and 11 months of age the mean prevalence was 43.4%. Village prevalence varied from 3.6% to 43.8%. Infant geohelminth infection can occur at a high prevalence, and what method is best depends on research specifics...
  33. ncbi request reprint Deworming: adding public health education to the equation
    Albis Francesco Gabrielli
    Trends Parasitol 22:455-6. 2006
  34. ncbi request reprint Control of neglected tropical diseases
    Peter J Hotez
    Sabin Vaccine Institute, and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:1018-27. 2007
  35. ncbi request reprint Use of anthelminthic drugs during pregnancy
    Lorenzo Savioli
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 188:5-6. 2003
  36. ncbi request reprint Zinc and iron supplementation trials in Nepal and Tanzania
    Bruno de Benoist
    Lancet 367:816. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint The Lancet's chronic diseases series
    Peter Hotez
    Lancet 367:563-4; author reply 564-5. 2006
  38. ncbi request reprint Development of the egg hatch assay for detection of anthelminthic resistance in human hookworms
    Marco Albonico
    Ivo de Carneri Foundation, Via IV Marzo 14, 10122 Torino, Italy
    Int J Parasitol 35:803-11. 2005
    ..However, ED(50) values for strains isolated from Mafia island, an area never exposed to BZ treatment were lower than for Pemba, suggesting lowered sensitivity of hookworm eggs recovered from Pembian children towards BZ...
  39. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the efficacy of pyrantel-oxantel for the treatment of soil-transmitted nematode infections
    Marco Albonico
    Ivo de Carneri Foundation, Milan, Italy
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 96:685-90. 2002
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Low-dose daily iron supplementation for 12 months does not increase the prevalence of malarial infection or density of parasites in young Zanzibari children
    Tsedal Mebrahtu
    Department of International Health, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Nutr 134:3037-41. 2004
    ..We conclude that in this environment of high malaria transmission, daily oral low-dose supplementation of iron for 12 mo did not affect the prevalence of malaria infection or parasite density...
  41. ncbi request reprint Hyperendemic fascioliasis associated with schistosomiasis in villages in the Nile Delta of Egypt
    Jose Guillermo Esteban
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:429-37. 2003
    ..Interestingly, the relationships of schistosomiasis prevalences and intensities with sex and age follow patterns similar to those found in fascioliasis...
  42. ncbi request reprint Drugs for the control of parasitic diseases: current status and development in schistosomiasis
    Alan Fenwick
    Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, St Mary s Campus, Imperial College, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Trends Parasitol 19:509-15. 2003
  43. pmc Helminthic infections
    Shally Awasthi
    Department of Paediatrics, Upgraded King George Medical College, CSMMU, Lucknow, India
    BMJ 327:431-3. 2003