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Challenges in mass drug administration for treating lymphatic filariasis in Papua, Indonesia

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, August 2010
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Title
Challenges in mass drug administration for treating lymphatic filariasis in Papua, Indonesia
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Parasites & Vectors, August 2010
DOI 10.1186/1756-3305-3-70
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Navneet Bhullar, Jacob Maikere

Abstract

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Program to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis relies on mass drug administration (MDA) of two drugs annually for 4 to 6 years. The goal is to reduce the reservoir of microfilariae in the blood to a level insufficient to maintain transmission by the mosquito vector. In 2008, the international medical aid organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) performed the first round of a MDA in the high-burden area of Asmat district, in Papua, Indonesia. We report the challenges faced in this MDA on a remote Indonesian island and propose solutions to overcome these hurdles in similar future contexts.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 3 3%
Unknown 106 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 23 21%
Student > Bachelor 14 13%
Student > Master 13 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 8%
Student > Postgraduate 6 6%
Other 17 16%
Unknown 27 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 31%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 5%
Environmental Science 5 5%
Other 19 17%
Unknown 30 28%
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