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Evaluation of Community-Directed Treatment with Ivermectin (CDTI)


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The evaluation of community- directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) was carried out in Abia State, Nigeria from February 2009 to November 2011, to assess the progress of the programme which has lasted for over a decade. Abia State is made up of 17 Local Government Areas, eight of which are endemic for onchocerciasis (2 hyper-endemic and 6 meso- endemic LGAs) according to REMO assessment. The survey involved the collection of data from the different levels that participate in the collection and distribution of ivermectin. Ten indicators that promote sustainability were used, grouped under activities and processes which support CDTI, resources provided and results achieved. To ascertain the level of progress, the survey also carried out some aspects of disease containment using skin snipping method to determine the community microfilarial load. A study questionnaire was designed and administered to ascertain the knowledge of the people on the drug, its perceived efficacy, compliance rate and the willingness of the community members to sustain the treatment programme. The study population involved both high and low compliers groups. The result obtained revealed that Abia State CDTI

Product Specifications
SKU :COC56209
AuthorEzeigbo Obiageli
Number of Pages212
Publishing Year2014-07-04T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypeZoology: Vertebrates
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-06-08 00:00:00