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A systematic review of factors that shape implementation of mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis in sub-Saharan Africa

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, May 2017
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Title
A systematic review of factors that shape implementation of mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis in sub-Saharan Africa
Published in
BMC Public Health, May 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4414-5
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Adam Silumbwe, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Hikabasa Halwindi, Choolwe Jacobs, Jessy Zgambo, Rosalia Dambe, Mumbi Chola, Gershom Chongwe, Charles Michelo

Abstract

Understanding factors surrounding the implementation process of mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis (MDA for LF) elimination programmes is critical for successful implementation of similar interventions. The sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region records the second highest prevalence of the disease and subsequently several countries have initiated and implemented MDA for LF. Systematic reviews have largely focused on factors that affect coverage and compliance, with less attention on the implementation of MDA for LF activities. This review therefore seeks to document facilitators and barriers to implementation of MDA for LF in sub-Saharan Africa. A systematic search of databases PubMed, Science Direct and Google Scholar was conducted. English peer-reviewed publications focusing on implementation of MDA for LF from 2000 to 2016 were considered for analysis. Using thematic analysis, we synthesized the final 18 articles to identify key facilitators and barriers to MDA for LF programme implementation. The main factors facilitating implementation of MDA for LF programmes were awareness creation through innovative community health education programmes, creation of partnerships and collaborations, integration with existing programmes, creation of morbidity management programmes, motivation of community drug distributors (CDDs) through incentives and training, and management of adverse effects. Barriers to implementation included the lack of geographical demarcations and unregistered migrations into rapidly urbanizing areas, major disease outbreaks like the Ebola virus disease in West Africa, delayed drug deliveries at both country and community levels, inappropriate drug delivery strategies, limited number of drug distributors and the large number of households allocated for drug distribution. Mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis elimination programmes should design their implementation strategies differently based on specific contextual factors to improve implementation outcomes. Successfully achieving this requires undertaking formative research on the possible constraining and inhibiting factors, and incorporating the findings in the design and implementation of MDA for LF.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 169 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 32 19%
Researcher 22 13%
Student > Bachelor 17 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 6%
Other 27 16%
Unknown 47 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 36 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 13%
Social Sciences 20 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 3%
Other 25 15%
Unknown 54 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 June 2018.
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#1,003,966
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#1,097
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#28,374
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#5
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