Sector Specific Report – (Healthcare) – March 2024

The first phase of the Nationwide Mass Drug Administration (MDA) campaign for the eradication of Lymphatic Filariasis was announced by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 10 February 2024. This disease is caused by Culex mosquitoes and is vector-borne.

The campaign occurs twice a year, the next phase of the campaign will take place on 10 August 2024. The minister restated the country’s dedication to finishing Lymphatic Filariasis by 2027 three years before the global timeline to protect our citizens from economic and social insecurity and disability.