A Mixed-Method Study to Improve the Outcome of Mass Drug Administration in Two Districts of Uttar Pradesh that Failed the Transmission Assessment Survey
PATH initiated an intervention study, A Mixed-Method Study to Improve the Outcome of Mass Drug Administration in Two Districts of Uttar Pradesh That Failed the Transmission Assessment Survey. The study aims to identify the critical factors for achieving optimal drug coverage amongst community members during mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns, develop an intervention package for use in the government’s subsequent MDA programme to improve compliance, and assess the impact of the intervention package on drug coverage.
The study was conducted in the districts of Varanasi and Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh, as they failed Transmission Assessment Surveys (TASs), have suboptimal health indicators, and are geographically and demographically representative of districts that are lymphatic filariasis (LF) endemic in the country.
The report shares the key findings and assesses the impact of the intervention package on reach and consumption of LF drugs during MDA rounds.
Publication date: March 2023