Improving Access to Mass Drug Administration for Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination using a Participatory Approach among Communities of Coastal Kenya

To assess the socio-economic factors contributing to low access to MDA, to identify the existing health services opportunities and other outlets specific to various socio-economic groups that could be used for improving access to MDA, and to develop feasible field-applicable strategies that can be used to reach groups with consistently low access to MDA.


Sample size: 168
Implementation partner(s): Kenya MOH | Kenya Neglected Tropical Diseases Unit
WHO Region: AFRO


Addressing barriers of community participation and access to mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis elimination in Coastal Kenya using a participatory approach

Njomo DW, Kibe LW, Kimani BW, Okoyo C, Omondi WP, et al.
2020, Issue no. 14, pages (9): e0008499


In each ward, households will be randomly sampled as per the following formula by Demidenko, 2007: n=  (r+1)/r {(p^* (1-p^*)〖(Z_β+ Z_(α⁄2))〗^2)/〖(p_1- p_2)〗^2 } = (1+1)/r {(0.505x(1-0.505)x〖(0.84+ 1.96)〗^2)/〖(0.1)〗^2 } =140 households in each ward. An additional 20% non-response rate will be added to raise the sample size to 168 households in each ward.

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