Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 1, P70-80 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0256 View full text
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Richard W. Niska, Elizabeth Sloand

Abstract: This paper focuses on intestinal parasitosis and hypertension. Periodic anti-helminthic treatment and community sanitation are discussed as ways to reduce the burden of parasites and secondary malnutrition. Challenges to implementing a sustainable antihypertensive program are discussed, including patient education, medication availability and prioritization, and adequate follow-up in a very austere rural setting.