Improving coverage and compliance in mass drug administration for the elimination of LF in two 'Endgame' districts in Indonesia using micronarrative surveys

Krentel, Alison, Damayanti, Rita, Titaley, Christiana Rialine, Suharno, Nugroho, Bradley, Mark, and Lynam, Timothy (2016) Improving coverage and compliance in mass drug administration for the elimination of LF in two 'Endgame' districts in Indonesia using micronarrative surveys. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10 (11). e0005027. pp. 1-22.

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Author Summary This research describes the process used to assist two districts endemic for lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Indonesia to better understand the reasons why their LF elimination programs have had suboptimal results. A novel survey design was used to collect stories about people's direct experiences with mass drug administration (MDA) for LF. These questionnaires also explored the reasons community members took or did not take the LF drugs. Following MDA in 2013, two baseline surveys in endemic communities provided insight into the district MDA programs. Together with district health officials, feasible recommendations were provided before the next MDA round in 2014. Uptake of these recommendations by the districts was high, although no additional funding was made available for programmatic changes. As a result, both districts reported significant improvements in their MDA coverage and compliance rates after the endline surveys were completed in 2015. This demonstrated the utility of the survey tool and process to impact change and improvement in MDA programs.

Item ID: 48901
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1935-2735
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© 2016 Krentel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Funders: Ministry of Health, Indonesia
Projects and Grants: MIH Vector Borne Disease Control Department
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 00:11
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