Involvement of Panchayats in successful indoor residual insecticide spray is an essential aspect of the programme. Panchayats/villages/local bodies/village heads/BDOs/Mahila Mandals, religious groups etc. are to be informed about the spray schedule at least before a fortnight.
This advance information must be mopped up by surveillance workers/Malaria inspectors/DMOs so as to facilitate the villagers to extend full co–operation in getting actual spray inside of human dwelling with the objective of full coverage of targeted population.
Role of NGOs
- Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs), Faith Based Organisations (FBOs) can play an important role in LF elimination.
- These organisations should be invited to discussions when the annual strategic plan is prepared, so that they can identify areas of interest for their participation, which could be incorporated in the national plan.
- A list of NGOs, DBOs, FBOs and enterprising Panchayats with the possible areas of partnership should be prepared.
- Mapping of areas through morbidity surveys.
- Social Mobilization for drug compliance.
- Supporting mass drug administration and management of adverse reactions.
- Morbidity Management at community level.
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Role of other Sectors
The private health sector represents a substantial resource, especially in urban areas. Private medical practitioners can also be motivated through the professional organizations. These organizations can also identify areas in which the support of private physicians could best be utilised in mass drug administration and in morbidity (disability) management.
The private sector, industrial houses and private educational institutions are also important groups for organizing mass treatment campaigns for their employees. Large industries provide health services to their employees and their families and sometimes also provide health services to the industrial township or rural area where they are located. An inventory of private establishments will enhance planning for drug distribution.