Lymphatic Filariasis

JICA committed to eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis

The program is showing encouraging signs in New Ireland Province where the prevalence rate has been reduced from 30 percent to 1 percent.

The notes on the Phase 2 LF project Record of Discussion were signed by Department of Health Deputy Secretary (Public Health) Ken Wai and JICA Chief Representative to PNG, Masato Koinuma.

Phase 2 of the program will be extended to cover other provinces where the disease is endemic.

ENBP successfully completed 2 rounds of Mass Drug Administration and is now planning to do first Transmission Assessment Survey this year.