NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES CONTROL PROGRAMME
Eradication of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) mostly found where poor access to adequate water, sanitation and basic hygiene subsist. They are caused by a variety of pathogens such as bacteria, protozoa, and parasitic worms (helminths) etc. Mass deworming in schools was implemented in 21 LGAs out of the 23 LGAs in Rivers State for Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH). Thirteen out of 23 LGAs are carrying out deworming in the communities for Lymphatic Filariasis (LF). The mapping status of the remaining two LGAs for STH and 13 LGAs for LF are not of public health importance and therefore does not qualify them for Mass treatment. The data system relies heavily on the DHIS.