Evaluation of MDA restart in the context of COVID-19 in Benin

Research question

1. Can MDA resume and achieve high performance while minimizing risk of COVID-19 transmission through adherence to SOPs?

2. Can local teams easily implement the recommended modifications to MDAs; what is the added cost; and how do the above vary by context?

3. What aspects of local context influence implementation of SOPs?

 

Outcomes

 Excess costs for delivering MDA in the three communes were driven primarily by needs for additional supervision, and procurement of hand sanitizer.
• Misinformation about COVID-19 and MDA were prevalent in the community; CDDs reported that they were hesitant to wear masks or observe other precautionary measures because it elicits suspicion amongst community members.
• Despite these challenges, MDA was implemented with high coverage, achieving over 80% coverage in all three communes.

Study sites

This study is Completed

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Reference information

NTD-SC #
223G
Completed on

Tags

Disease(s)
Onchocerciasis
Schistosomiasis
Soil-transmitted helminthiasis
Research topic(s)
Compliance and adherence
Cost-effectiveness
Elimination as a public health problem
Evaluation
Evaluation of adapted MDA activities in the context of COVID
MDA
Study design(s)