Leishmaniasis (kala-azar) and other Communicable Diseases

Only IACIB has been working on filariasis elimination and morbidity control including mobile hydrocelectomy along with social mobilization in all Filaria endemic districts. In addition IACIB has also been working for control of other communicable diseases as Malaria, Dengue, Kala-azar and Vector Control and intestinal parasite control (Soil Transmitted Helminthes). Among these districts Kurigram district is co-endemic for filaria & Malaria, where IACIB is working in all upazillas of the district. IACIB has conducted Leishmaniasis Survey in close collaboration with ICDDRB with support from Ministry of Health.

One project on vector (Sand fly) control with LLIN (Permanet 3.0) along with wall lining, insecticide spray, social mobilization and treatment with oral Miltefosine is under way for effective control of Leishmaniasis. As no planned activities for Kala-azar control is ongoing from Directorate of Health Service, so IACIB has planned to expand its activities in all Kala-azar endemic districts. Most of the districts are co-endemic for filaria and Kala-azar, Neglected diseases of the poor community.

Dengue Control:

One project on vector control by using insecticide treated window/door screen/curtains for dengue control is also under way by IACIB.In addition IACIB is also giving training to volunteers and school students on Dengue control and also conducting dengue vector survey