As Myanmar progresses towards lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination, it is important to know how well the anti-filarial activities have performed. The present study was conducted to study the implementation of the key anti-filarial activities and their impact on key indicators of LF transmission.
A secondary analysis of aggregate program data on the anti-filarial activities was conducted in 4 endemic state/regions of Myanmar receiving at least six mass drug administration (MDA) rounds during 2001–2016.
Myanmar has achieved significant success in interrupting LF transmission through several MDA rounds with high coverage. However, morbidity reporting and management, being in its initial phase requires an active surveillance system for identifying and managing people with LF-associated morbidities under the program.
This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)
Win KM, Tripathy JP, Maung TM, Oo T, Thi A, Lon KN, Lin Z. Rapid progress towards elimination of lymphatic filariasis in endemic regions of Myanmar as a result of 16 years of antifilarial activities (2001–2016). Trop. Med. Health [Internet]. Tropical Medicine and Health; 2018;46:14. Available from: https://tropmedhealth.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s41182-018-0093-x
Rapid progress towards elimination of lymphatic filariasis in endemic regions of Myanmar as a result of 16 years of antifilarial activities (2001–2016)