2 DAY CAMP targeting Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) January 24-25, 2017
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) appears to be a significant problem in Pisawan block. A multi-pronged intervention is needed to prevent the transmission of LF. Additional efforts to provide therapy for those affected may promote utilization of MDA. The WHO-supported Mass Drug Administration (MDA) programme has resulted in fall of incidence of LF, but it is expected that problems like Lymphedema and Hydrocele will take more time. Discussions revealed low awareness about treatment possibilities of ill effects of LF and also about MDA. A multi-pronged intervention is needed to prevent the transmission of LF. On 24 and 25 January 2017, A community based LF diagnosis and self treatment camp was organized by LE&RN India Chapter in association with local NGO Sangtin and technical consultant SATHI, in Pisawan Dist. Of UP State in India.
* Total 110 number of patients, were screened and diagnosed by Dr Gogia and later trained in self treatment with CDT protocol.
* In two days of training patients could already see the difference and were enthusiastic about self- management.
* A follow up review visit is scheduled for 22 February.