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close this bookCommunity-directed Treatment of Lymphatic Filariasis in Africa - Report of a multi-centre study in Ghana and Kenya (UNDP - WB - WHO, 2000, 44 p.)
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Socio-political set up

In Ghana, apart from the traditional set up of chiefs and elders, the lowest level of political administration is the unit committee and their role is to make sure that things run properly and everyone is given a fair share of anything in the community. Over 70% of the drug distributors selected by the communities were unit committee members and apart from being community members, they had to make sure they performed so that they would be appointed in subsequent elections.