Core Programme Clusters

Communicable Diseases and Disease Surveillance



National Filaria Control Programme in India and New Strategies for its Control



The programme component of NFCP was transferred from NICD to NAMP in 1978 while research and training components were retained with NICD. Presently, the programme covers 53 million people (about 11% of endemic population) through 206 control units and 198 filaria clinics in 18 of the 20 endemic States/UTs. The delimitation surveys are conducted by 27 survey units in these States. During Fourth Five Year Plan the NFCP was 100 per cent Centrally sponsored programme. But in Fifth Five Year Plan, only material and equipment were supplied by the Centre and the entire operational cost was borne by the States. However, from 1978 onward the Central assistance was further reduced  by sharing the cost of material and equipment on 50:50 basis. Up to Seventh Five Year Plan the NFCP budget was separate and the same was merged with budget of Urban Malaria Scheme during Eighth Five Year Plan continuing the sharing the cost of material and equipment on 50:50 basis between the Centre and the States. The organ phosphorus compounds like temephos and fenthion and drugs are supplied by the Centre while MLO, etc. are procured by the States.












*    Summary

*   Historical Background and Impact of Disease on The Community

*   Trend and Present Endemicity of the Problem

*   Filariasis Control in India

*   Management of Acute and Chronic Filariasis, Following Actions are Envisaged

*   National Filaria Day (NFD)





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