Investigation of household clustering of soil-transmitted infections in Timor-Leste

In the context of a RCT assessing the impact of an integrated WASH and deworming intervention on soil-transmitted helminth infections, conducted in 24 communities in rural Timor-Leste, 5 rounds of deworming with albendazole took place, and a parasitological and risk factor assessment was done at the same time. Household clustering, has been described in different settings and needs to be considered for the successful implementation of disease control efforts. The aim of this project is to describe the extent to which household context is present in the communities participating in the study and identify risk factors that may explain identify factors associated with predisposition to STH infection.