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ISNTD Festival Showcase | Film

Participatory Guide for Planning Mass Administration of Medicines in Nigeria


We are pleased to share with you COUNTDOWN's co-produced video to help guide Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) implementers, at all levels, to engage in participatory planning for equity in mass drug administration. The video is designed to accompany the ‘Participatory Guide for Planning Mass Administration of Medicines in Nigeria’ which we call the PGP. The PGP is broken into 4 modules and the video follows suit with spaces to pause and discuss. For effective application of its learning, it is recommended that this video is jointly used with the PGP document found here:

These outputs are the result of implementation research conducted by the COUNTDOWN consortium in partnership with selected communities and NTD implementers working with Kaduna State, Ogun State and the Federal Ministries of Health in Nigeria. It provides context- specific, bottom-up options for NTD programme implementers to consider when preparing for distribution of medicines and other associated implementing activities.

We thank all our partners in Ogun and Kaduna states for their dedication in co-producing this new participatory approach to improve equity in MDA and ensure no one is left behind.

In order to get an overview of the PGP approach please see our introductory 13 minute video here:

COUNTDOWN is a 7-year programme of Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) implementation research funded by UKAID within the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office (FCDO). COUNTDOWN is a multidisciplinary research programme and is dedicated to investigating cost-effective, scaled-up and sustainable solutions that are necessary to control and eliminate the most common NTDs. The programme brings together researchers from a range of backgrounds including policy makers, health care providers and implementation research specialists from Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, the UK and the USA.

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