India Strengthens Effort to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis by 2027

India Strengthens Effort to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis by 2027
February 14, 2023 Editorial Reszon

The Union Health Ministry India has launched a nationwide mass drug administration (MDA) campaign aimed at ending filariasis disease transmission through door-to-door administration of anti-filarial drugs, especially in 10 affected states on 10 Feb 2023.

India has ramped up efforts to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF), a vector-borne disease caused by culex mosquitoes that leads to disabilities, well ahead of the global targets to safeguard communities from disabilities, as well as from social and economic insecurity. The government of India has already unveiled a renewed five-pronged strategy for the elimination of LF.

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1. PTI (11 Feb 2023) Health Ministry Launches Nationwide Campaign to Combat Filariasis. Outlook Publishing (India) Pvt. Ltd. Accessed on 13 Feb 2023
2. IANS (11 Feb 2023) Mass Drug Administration campaign launched to eliminate lymphatic filariasis. Accessed on 13 Feb 2023