Integrating national programmes to eliminate lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis

Strategic and technical advisory group for neglected tropical diseases subgroup on disease-specific indicators. World Health Organization, Geneva, February 7–8, 2015.

Meeting objectives:

  • to define the implementation units (IU) of mass treatment for lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis and harmonize the methods of coverage estimation in both programmes to facilitate coordinated and integrated reporting
  • to define the status of co-endemicity of lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis and loiasis at the district level and clarify the recommended intervention strategies for each situation
  • to discuss how best to integrate and coordinate drug distribution and reporting of treatment data between the two programmes
  • to review the progress of operational research and the available evidence supporting integrated surveys and vector surveillance

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