Increasing Compliance with Mass Drug Administration Programs for Lymphatic Filariasis in India through Education and Lymphedema Management Programs

@inproceedings{Cantey2010IncreasingCW,
  title={Increasing Compliance with Mass Drug Administration Programs for Lymphatic Filariasis in India through Education and Lymphedema Management Programs},
  author={Paul Teige Cantey and Jonathan Rout and Grace Rao and John Williamson and Leanne M Fox},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Nearly 45% of people living at risk for lymphatic filariasis (LF) worldwide live in India. India has faced challenges obtaining the needed levels of compliance with its mass drug administration (MDA) program to interrupt LF transmission, which utilizes diethylcarbamazine (DEC) or DEC plus albendazole. Previously identified predictors of and barriers to compliance with the MDA program were used to refine a pre-MDA educational campaign. The objectives of this study were to assess the… CONTINUE READING
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