Evaluation of mass drug administration programme for elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Bidar district, Karnataka

Kamath, Surekha R (2018) Evaluation of mass drug administration programme for elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Bidar district, Karnataka. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health, 5 (3). pp. 1020-1023. ISSN 2394-6032

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Abstract

Background: Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is endemic in 83 countries and territories, with more than a billion people at risk of infection. Filariasis has been a major public health problem in India next only to malaria. Study was done to assess coverage and compliance of mass drug administration (MDA) against lymphatic filariasis in Bidar district. Methods: This cross-sectional coverage evaluation survey was done in one urban and three rural clusters in district. The data was compiled, tabulated and analyzed using proportions. Results: A total of 739 subjects were interviewed, male subjects constituted about 57.5%. 96.58% persons have received the drugs. Out of the 678 persons who have received the drugs, 85.4% persons have consumed the drugs. Only 31.95% of study subjects consumed tablets in front of health workers. A total of 99 subjects not consumed tablets, 22.22% told drug distributor did not visit, 21.21% were out of station and 14.14% subjects were not aware. 24 persons suffered from nausea and vomiting. Conclusions: There is an urgent need for more effective drug delivery strategies and also proper IEC should be done to educate and to improve the coverage and compliance in the districts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lymphatic filariasis, Mass drug administration, Coverage, Compliance, Diethylcarbamazine, Bidar.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Physiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2019 05:55
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2019 05:55
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/150799

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