The purpose of the IDA Technical meeting was two-fold. Firstly, the meeting was the first opportunity in three years to bring together the principal investigators from each of the IDA Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Operational Research study sites. The principal investigators presented summaries from each of the study sites, using a standard template to facilitate comparison across sites; participants were able to review the most recent M&E study data and prioritize secondary analyses to further drive the lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination agenda.
Secondly, the meeting also created an opportunity for WHO regional focal points, country program managers, and technical partners to review country experiences implementing IDA impact assessments.
Meeting participants were then able to discuss current and future state best practice advice to countries needing to implement IDA Impact Surveys in the coming years.