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Title: Editorial: Global elimination of lymphatic filariasis: Fact or fantasy?
Authors: Gyapong, J.O.
Twum-Danso, N.A.Y.
Keywords: EMTREE drug terms: albendazole; diethylcarbamazine; insecticide; ivermectin
GEOBASE Subject Index: disease control; filariasis; global perspective; public health; public-private partnership
EMTREE medical terms: developing country; endemic disease; filariasis; health program; human; hydrocele; infection control; lowest income group; lymphatic filariasis; malaria; malaria control; onchocerciasis; public health service; review; single drug dose; tablet; world health organization
MeSH: Delivery of Health Care, Integrated; Elephantiasis, Filarial; Endemic Diseases; Financing, Organized; Health Care Costs; Humans; Preventive Health Services; Private Sector; Program Evaluation; Public Sector; Research; World Health
Issue Date: Feb-2006
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Citation: Gyapong, J. O., & Twum-Danso, N. A. Y. (2006). Editorial: Global elimination of lymphatic filariasis: Fact or fantasy? Tropical Medicine and International Health, 11(2), 125-128.
Abstract: In 1997, the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem by the year 2020. By the end of 2004, almost half of the 83 endemic countries had initiated national programmes, providing mass drug administration to an at risk population of approximately 435 million. This remarkable achievement is the result of an enormous amount of technical, financial and political support from public and private sectors at the community, national, regional and global level. As the global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis enters its second quarter of operations, there are substantial opportunities to be taken and critical challenges to be addressed. These are the focus of this editorial.
ISSN: 13602276
Appears in Collections:School of Public Health 9

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