Building Programs to Eradicate Toxoplasmosis Part II: Education

Mariangela Soberón Felín, Kanix Wang, Aliya Moreira, Andrew Grose, Karen Leahy, Ying Zhou, Fatima Alibana Clouser, Maryam Siddiqui, Nicole Leong, Perpetua Goodall, Morgan Michalowski, Mahmoud Ismail, Monica Christmas, Stephen Schrantz, Zuleima Caballero, Ximena Norero, Dora Estripeaut, David Ellis, Catalina Raggi, Catherine CastroClaudia Rengifo-Herrera, Davina Moossazadeh, Margarita Ramirez, Abhinav Pandey, Kevin Ashi, Samantha Dovgin, Ashtyn Dixon, Xuan Li, Ian Begeman, Sharon Heichman, Joseph Lykins, Delba Villalobos-Cerrud, Lorena Fabrega, José Luis Sanchez Montalvo, Connie Mendivil, Mario R. Quijada, Silvia Fernández-Pirla, Valli de La Guardia, Digna Wong, Mayrene Ladrón de Guevara, Carlos Flores, Jovanna Borace, Anabel García, Natividad Caballero, Maria Theresa Moreno de Saez, Michael Politis, Stephanie Ross, Mimansa Dogra, Vishan Dhamsania, Nicholas Graves, Marci Kirchberg, Kopal Mathur, Ashley Aue, Carlos M. Restrepo, Alejandro Llanes, German Guzman, Arturo Rebellon, Kenneth Boyer, Peter Heydemann, A. Gwendolyn Noble, Charles Swisher, Peter Rabiah, Shawn Withers, Teri Hull, David Frim, David McLone, Chunlei Su, Michael Blair, Paul Latkany, Ernest Mui, Daniel Vitor Vasconcelos-Santos, Alcibiades Villareal, Ambar Perez, Carlos Andrés Naranjo Galvis, Mónica Vargas Montes, Nestor Ivan Cardona Perez, Morgan Ramirez, Cy Chittenden, Edward Wang, Laura Lorena Garcia-López, Juliana Muñoz-Ortiz, Nicolás Rivera-Valdivia, María Cristina Bohorquez-Granados, Gabriela Castaño de-la-Torre, Guillermo Padrieu, Juan David Valencia Hernandez, Daniel Celis-Giraldo, John Alejandro Acosta Dávila, Elizabeth Torres, Manuela Mejia Oquendo, José Y. Arteaga-Rivera, Dan L. Nicolae, Andrey Rzhetsky, Nancy Roizen, Eileen Stillwaggon, Larry Sawers, Francois Peyron, Martine Wallon, Emanuelle Chapey, Pauline Levigne, Carmen Charter, Migdalia De Frias, Jose Montoya, Cindy Press, Raymund Ramirez, Despina Contopoulos-Ioannidis, Yvonne Maldonado, Oliver Liesenfeld, Carlos Gomez, Kelsey Wheeler, Samantha Zehar, James McAuley, Denis Limonne, Sandrine Houze, Sylvie Abraham, Raphael Piarroux, Vera Tesic, Kathleen Beavis, Ana Abeleda, Mari Sautter, Bouchra El Mansouri, Adlaoui El Bachir, Fatima Amarir, Kamal El Bissati, Ellen Holfels, Richard Penn, William Cohen, Alejandra de-la-Torre, Gabrielle Britton, Jorge Motta, Eduardo Ortega-Barria, Isabel Luz Romero, Paul Meier, Michael Grigg, Jorge Gómez-Marín, Jagannatha Rao Kosagisharaf, Xavier Sáez Llorens, Osvaldo Reyes, Rima McLeod

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Abstract

Purpose of Review

Review work to create and evaluate educational materials that could serve as a primary prevention strategy to help both providers and patients in Panama, Colombia, and the USA reduce disease burden of Toxoplasma infections.

Recent Findings

Educational programs had not been evaluated for efficacy in Panama, USA, or Colombia.

Summary

Educational programs for high school students, pregnant women, medical students and professionals, scientists, and lay personnel were created. In most settings, short-term effects were evaluated. In Panama, Colombia, and USA, all materials showed short-term utility in transmitting information to learners. These educational materials can serve as a component of larger public health programs to lower disease burden from congenital toxoplasmosis. Future priorities include conducting robust longitudinal studies of whether education correlates with reduced adverse disease outcomes, modifying educational materials as new information regarding region-specific risk factors is discovered, and ensuring materials are widely accessible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Pediatrics Reports
Issue number2022
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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