The International Alliance for the Control of Scabies (IACS) is a global network
committed to the control of human scabies and the promotion of health and wellbeing
of all those living in affected communities.


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About IACS

Mission statement

The International Alliance for the Control of Scabies (IACS) is a global network committed to the control of human scabies and the promotion of health and wellbeing of all those living in affected communities.

We have over 70 members from more than 15 countries.

Meet the IACS steering committee.

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Aims

  1. To advance the establishment of global control measures for reducing the impact of scabies on human populations
  2. To bring together professionals from a diverse experiences in the international community with a common interest in scabies.
  3. To publicise the adverse effects on human health caused by scabies and complications, promote scientific and medical interest in scabies and the benefits of control.
  4. To provide a focus for determining and monitoring the global burden of human scabies
  5. To develop recommendations for diagnosis, management and community control.
  6. To develop a research agenda based on priority scientific questions, creating a broad evidence base to inform a coordinated approach to control.
  7. To work with relevant partners, including  governmental as well as non-governmental bodies, to achieve these aims
  8.  To ensure that measures developed by the alliance are adopted by national and international organisations, such as the World Health Organisation.

 

IACS publications

Toward the global control of human scabies: introducing the international alliance for the control of scabies.
Engelman D, Kiang K, Chosidow O, McCarthy J, Fuller C, Lammie P, Hay R, Steer A, On Behalf Of The Members Of The International Alliance For The Control Of Scabies.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 Aug;7(8):e2167. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002167.

 

Image credits: IACS members; Claire Fuller, Margot Whitfeld