Assessing the impact of control action plans in the prevention and control of cystic echinococcosis in Morocco


Student thesis: Master typesMaster in Biomedicine


Abstract Cystic echinococcosis (CE) also known as hydatid disease is a zoonotic parasitic infection that is reported by World health organization (WHO) as one of 20 neglected diseases worldwide. The disease is endemic in many regions of Morocco. It is more prominent in regions where animal husbandry is commonly practiced. The objective of this study is to understand which control measures have been implemented since the initiation of the national hydatid control programs and to identify areas of improvements. The research method used for this study is a thorough literature review from related publications found in electronic databases such as PubMed, google scholar and guidelines. Data unrelated to this study's aim was used as exclusion criteria. Articles that are written in English and linked to the study were used as inclusion criteria. Effective control measures against cystic echinococcosis depends on several factors including epidemiological state of the country, geographical distribution, strength of policies and infrastructure set up of the country. It is important to put into consideration the preparation of management guidelines that contain tailored control measures in accordance with the specific country planned to be implemented.
Date of Award1 Sept 2023
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Namur
SupervisorNathalie Kirschvink (Supervisor)


  • Key words: Cystic echinococcosis
  • control measures
  • Morocco

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