Mapping of lymphatic filariasis and estimating the population at risk in Nigeria
This project involves using simulation models to evaluate control programmes. Here, simulation models are used to evaluate the effectiveness of mass drug administration (MDA) and bed net use/coverage on lymphatic filariasis (LF). The impact of these health intervention on the spatial distribution of LF are also evaluated, while considering the climatic and environmental factors that may be responsible for disease distribution. There is also interest in understanding the psycho-social and quantifying the economic impact of LF in a typical rural Nigerian setting.