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WHO Transmission Assessment Survey (TAS) Training

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Publication Date: 
January 2016
Type of Resource: 
Publications & Reports

Objective: To teach the essential elements of monitoring and evaluating national programmes to eliminate LF, focusing on planning and implementing TAS as an input to decide whether to move from MDA to post-MDA surveillance.


  1. Background
  2. Eligibility for a TAS 
  3. Evaluation unit
  4. Survey design
  5. Diagnostic tests
  6. After the survey
  7.  Verification of elimination
  8. Survey sample builder
  9. Timetable, budget and administration
  10. Field work