Cadernos de Saúde Pública
versión impresa ISSN 0102-311X
KLOETZEL, Kurt. Self-sustained science: the case of Schistosomiasis. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1992, vol.8, n.2, pp. 204-206. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1992000200013.
The author critically reviews the main points of the schistosomiasis control strategies adopted in Brazil during the recent decades, discussing the PECE program and various issues related to chemotherapy, sanitation, and vaccines. The author also discusses the role of public policies in general and, particularly, of scientific policies in the maintenance of the disease in the country.
Palabras llave : Schistosomiasis; Control; Sanitation; Health Policy; Scientific Policy.