Uttar Pradesh has the greatest share of most communicable and non-communicable disease deaths in India, largely due to its concentration of rural and urban poverty. NTDs such as lymphatic filariasis (LF), visceral leishmaniasis (known as kala-azar), soil-transmitted helminthiases (STH), dengue, Japanese encephalitis (JE), and rabies are prevalent in the state. In most districts, disease control campaigns occur sequentially throughout the year. These include mass drug administration (MDA) and vaccination campaigns, vitamin A supplementation, blood pressure and blood sugar screening, and COVID-19 education.
In this study, The International Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) explored the integration of campaigns for NTDs with other health interventions in order to develop recommendations for planning and delivery.