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Lamu Prepares for Groundbreaking Post-Elimination Survey on Lymphatic Filariasis

Lamu, KENYA - 15th November 2023- A research team in Lamu, led by KEMRI in collaboration with MOH Kenya and WHO, is gearing up for a post-elimination surveillance survey of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF). 

Scheduled from Nov 16, the survey aims to collect data on LF prevalence among the adult population, contributing vital information for dossier development towards LF elimination validation in the country.

WHO's ongoing support includes technical leadership, provision of medicines for IDA/MDA campaigns, and distribution of bed nets for mosquito control. Lamu County, making significant progress, showcases effective Mass Drug Administration campaigns in LF elimination.