• Journal Article

Modeling the dynamics of incentives in community drug distribution programs

Citation

Downs, P., Bardin, L. E., & McFarland, D. A. (2014). Modeling the dynamics of incentives in community drug distribution programs. Trends in Parasitology, 30(7), 317-319. DOI: 10.1016/j.pt.2014.04.001

Abstract

Neglected tropical disease (NTD) control programs rely on an army of volunteers, or community drug distributors (CDDs), to distribute preventative drug packages through community and school-based platforms. Both monetary and non-monetary incentives are frequently provided to CDDs, although the impact on program performance is not well documented or understood. This article presents a descriptive framework to help visualize the dynamics of incentives as part of mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns and to guide future research in this area.