• A revised strategy based on "Annual single dose mass DEC administration" with districts as units was launched by NAMP for control of lymphatic filariasis in India.

  • Single dose DEC mass therapy(6mg/kg body weight) once a year for 2-3 years (to be followed by DEC medicated salt for 3-5 years).

  • Management of acute and chronic filariasis cases through referral services at selective centres.

  • IEC for inculcating individual and community based protective and preventive measures for filaria control, and

  • Continuation of anti-vector measures in all NFCP towns as an adjunct to single dose DEC and mf carriers detected in clinics.

  • Recommended annual single day mass chemotherapy

  • Entire population excluding infants and old people with chronic illness.

  • Atleast 80% coverage of target population with emphasis on => 15 years of age class

  • Dosage of DEC by age class

  • To ensure that drug is swallowed in the presence of provider. Drug not to be left with community members for later consumption

  • School children to be covered during midday meal programme

  • The community should be motivated for drug intake and forewarned for possible adverse reactions

Last Updated on:06/05/2014