India’s Next Public Health Victory
Monday, June 29, 2015
Sabin’s Director of Communications, Richard Hatzfeld, has authored a blog discussing the efforts to increase mass drug administration (MDA) amongst communities where lymphatic filariasis (LF) is endemic in order for India to become filaria free. Hatzfeld states “the government has recently stepped up its efforts to do just that, launching the largest MDA in the world to provide LF treatments to nearly 460 million people in 17 Indian states.”
By collaborating with the Indian Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW), the Global Network created communications materials that promoted awareness of LF along with a video, Giant Footprints, which recently won a Silver Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.