Filariasis CONTROL & Modern Treatment


Only IACIB has been working on Filariasis Elimination in Bangladesh as per WHO guide line from 1998 at Nilphamari district and Dhaka district.

  1. IACIB successfully completed 3 pilot projects with grant from Ministry of Science and Technology, GoB which includes mass drug treatment in Nilfamari District and 1 project in slum area of Dhaka city.
  2. One project was completed on Elimination of Filariasis with grant from Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian High Commission in Syedpur Upazilla under Nilfamari District of Bangladesh since 1999. In fact Canadian CIDA is the first donor organization in Bangladesh who came forward for support for this neglected disease and supported the IACIB to under take pilot project on filariasis elimination.
  3. One Filaria Hospital was established in 2002 at Syedpur under Nilphamari District with grant from The Embassy of Japan and the Hospital has been expanded further in 2009 with support from Govt. of Japan and also with support from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  4. IACIB has been working on filariasis elimination and morbidity control along with social mobilization for control of other communicable disease as Malaria, Kala-azar, Dengue, Rabies and Vector Control in all Filaria endemic districts under Rajshahi division and filaria & Malaria co-endemic Kurigram district.

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