Lymphatic Filariasis

Situational Analysis of LF

As per the roadmap of NVBDCP for elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis(LF) in India, which is endemic in 15 States and 5 Union Territories with approximately 600 million populations at risk and a total of 250 districts have been identified to be endemic for Filariasis. Indigenous lymphatic Filariasis cases are reported from Chhatarpur, Chhindwara, Damoh, Datia, Katni, Panna, Rewa, Sagar, Satna, Tikamgarh and Umaria districts of Madhya Pradesh.

LEPRA Society carried out a situational analysis by M/s. Institute of Health Management Research University (IHMRU), Kolkata between June to August, 2015 to assess the lymphatic filariasis intervention in three high endemic districts i.e. Chattarpur, Panna, and Rewa of Madhya Pradesh.

This situational analysis report yet to submitted by the IHMRU provides the scenario of lymphatic filariasis in the above selected districts. This information is obtained from lymphatic filariasis infected and affected community persons through the pre-designed questionnaire. This, contributes to the efforts of LEPRA Society in initiating and planning lymphatic filariasis interventions in the state of MP.