Transcript Module 7
Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF)
Training in monitoring and epidemiological assessment of mass drug administration for eliminating lymphatic filariasis TAS
Module 7 Verification of elimination
Module 7 Verification of elmination
By the end of this module, you should understand why you should: 1.
Compile and analyse all data related to LF Prepare a national dossier Submit the national dossier to the RPRG
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Process for verification of elimination Dossier overview Timing
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Process for verifying elimination
The national programme for the elimination of LF compiles all data related to LF from each IU before, during and after the national programme was initiated.
The national programme analyses the data and prepares
a national dossier.
Can request assistance from WHO, the RPRG or WHO collaborating centres 3.
The national programme submits
to the RPRG through WHO.
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Process for verifying elimination (continued)
The RPRG reviews the proposal and makes a recommendation to the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Neglected Tropical Diseases (STAG-NTD) working group on monitoring and evaluation (M&E WG) through WHO headquarters.
Can request that an expert team review the dossier and visit the country if necessary 5.
The M&E WG reviews the recommendations of the RPRG and makes a recommendation to STAG-NTD.
Post-MDA surveillance Verification
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RPRG endorses and recommends to STAG NTD (via its M&E Working Group) STAG-NTD endorses the claim
A national dossier is a systematic presentation of evidence of the absence of transmission of LF
for the entire country
, containing: a general description the history of LF in the country interventions assessment of interventions surveillance additional data bibliography Spatial presentation of data is encouraged: maps of endemic and non-endemic areas maps showing IUs and EUs
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Overall geographical and economic features of the country Health system Capacity to detect cases of infection Capacity to provide treatment for clinical cases Vectors Geographical distribution Feeding behaviour Density and competence
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General description (continued)
Immigration patterns To and from areas endemic for LF, including other countries Occurrence of LF in neighbouring countries and the status of LF control or elimination in those countries
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History of LF
Detailed description Maps of past and present foci of transmission Review of data on prevalence and intensity of infection in humans Review of data on prevalence of infection in vector mosquitoes Clinical filarial disease Geographical distribution and prevalence Access to treatment for lymphoedema and hydrocoele
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History of LF (continued)
Non-endemic areas How non-endemic areas were defined What surveillance there was in those areas to ensure that they remained non-endemic
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Details for all measures to control or interrupt transmission: Screening, testing and treating positive cases MDA Environmental and economic improvement Vector control
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Assessment of interventions
Detailed description of surveys and studies conducted to evaluate the impact of intervention Mapping surveys Sentinel and spot-check sites Surveys for stopping MDA:
child transmission surveys
, TAS Description should include: Dates Sampling methods and procedures Diagnostic tests used Follow-up of positive test results
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A full review of any surveillance activities undertaken since stopping MDA and other interventions Post-MDA surveillance, such as TAS Other active surveillance Case reports of filariasis obtained through routine disease surveillance and other systems Follow-up of each positive case detected
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Evidence that adequate sampling or surveillance was conducted in all previously endemic areas and in areas that were defined as non-endemic Details of surveys done in cross-border areas and among immigrants from filariasis-endemic areas Demonstration that any positive cases detected after MDA represented isolated events not traceable to an area of active transmission
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Any other data to support absence of transmission Other sources of information Need not be a separate section
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Articles and reports on LF, its geographical distribution and interventions Ministry of health records Published studies Academic theses and dissertations
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Dossier should be submitted only when all evaluation units have completed post-MDA surveillance Data collection and archiving should start early Do not wait until interventions are complete in all EUs to start collecting and archiving data.
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