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Assessing coverage and compliance of mass drug administration under elimination of lymphatic filariasis program in Yadgir District, Karnataka

Achal Shetty, Anil Navale Santhuram, Nareshkumar SJ.

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Abstract
Background: Evaluation of mass drug administration (MDA) is done internally by the health authorities and externally by independent agencies. This paper reports the findings of evaluation of MDA conducted independently for Government of India in Yadgir district of Karnataka state in February 2011 by the authors.

Objective: To assess the Coverage & Compliance rates of MDA against lymphatic filariasis and to study the factors influencing non-coverage and non-compliance in Yadgir district.

Materials and Methods: A Community based cross-sectional study was conducted in three randomly selected villages and one urban ward. The data was collected in a pre-designed semi- structured proforma from 200 households. Pregnant women, children

Key words: Lymphatic Filariasis; Coverage; Compliance; Side-effects; Mass Drug Administration



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