Pilot Scale Programme on Co-administration of DEC+Albendazole

Mass Drug Distribution of was carried out in Tamil Nadu on Covering a population of 28.08 Million in 13 districts.

What is in MDA 2002?

IEC Tools used to motivate community participation in MDA

DEC and DEC+ALB Reported Coverage details for the year 2002

Implementation units of DEC and DEC+Albendazole in Tamil Nadu
Evaluation
Centre
District Population
(in million)
Endemicity(%)
TRC Chennai Kancheepuram 2841820 19.2
Trichy 2407488 2.7
Thiruvallur 2918644 19.2
Vellore 3422269 15.7
VCRC
Pondicherry
Nagapattinuam 1498024 15.9
Thiruvannmalai 2254609 15.6
Tanjore 2206006 15.9
Thiruvarur 1204595 19.2
State
Government
Cuddalore 2333618 7.8
Villupuram 3042854 7.8
Pudukottai 1421137 6.7
Kannyakumari 1728162 4.2
Perambalur 497500 26.20

 

What is in MDA 2002?

  • Introduction of Filariasis Prevention Assistant for every house to enumerate and ditribute drugs.

  • Introduction of "combiplan" as advocacy tool to motivate policy makers, partners and community.

  • Limiting drug distribution to "Single day"

  • Reducing the treatment class from 6-3 (2-5 years 100 mg, 5-14 years 200 mg and above 14 years 300 mg)

  • Use of uniform DEC strength (100 mg) reduce the no.of tablets.

IEC Tools used to motivate community participation in MDA


  • Smith Kline Beechem distributed free Horlicks sachets to the school childern on production of Filariasis Elimiation Registration form.

  • Nutrine MAHA LACTO donated choclates to childern with the Filariasis Elimination day advocacy message forms.
 
  • Danglers, badges, t-shirts, pamphlets, notices were distributed publisizing the MDA programme.

 

 
 
 
 
DEC or DEC+Albendazole Reported Coverage Details for the Year 2002
S.No District Total Population Pop drug consumed %   of Coverage
        DEC DEC+ALB
1. Kancheepuram 2860608 2586643 - 90.42
2. Thiruvallur 2965840 2625794 - 88.53
3. Vellore 3436285 3142496 - 91.45
4. Thiruvarur 1210233 1116422 - 92.25
5. Nagapattinam 1523602 1295410 - 85.02
6. Thanjavur 2223673 1853708 - 83.36
7. Thiruvannamalai 2268603 2025484 89.28 -
8. Villupuram 3074691 2699734 87.81 -
9. Cuddalore 2339184 2148199 91.84 -
10. Trichy 2438971 2203739 90.36 -
11. Pudukkottai 1512939 1366158 97.55 -
12. Kanyakumari 1735238 1607709 92.65 -
13. Perambalur 497500 432302 86.89 -

 

Last Updated on:06/05/2014