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Clinton Global Initiative Video on Neglected Tropical Diseases 
Kaiser Network

Integrated Vector Management (IVM) 
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PAHO Communicable Disease Research Program (CDR) 
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Fact Sheets

10 Facts about Neglected Tropical Diseases 
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Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control at PAHO 
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Neglected Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Hidden Killers of Productivity and Economic Development 
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Neglected Tropical Diseases: Preventive Chemotherapy and Transmission Control 
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WHO: Lymphatic Filariasis

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO/SEARO, Questions on Lymphatic Filariasis

Links

Clinton Global Initiative Video on Neglected Tropical Diseases 
Kaiser Network

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Peer-Reviewed Open-Access Journal Published by the Public Library of Science 
PLOSNTDs

nature outlook: Neglected Diseases 
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Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis

PAHO
- Parasitic Diseases
- Neglected Diseases
- Regional Program
- Communicable Diseases
- Health Surveillance and Disease Management

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- Filariasis
- Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
- TDR, Lymphatic Filariasis

Mandates, Resolutions, and Policy Documents

Global Plan to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2008–2015 
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WHA50.29: Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis as a Public Health Problem 
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Regional Newsletter

LF Elimination Newsletter

Guidelines and Manuals

Preventive Chemotherapy in Human Helminthiasis--Controlled Use of Antihelminthic Drugs: A Manual for Health Professionals and Programme Managers 
WHO

Manual for Indoor Residual Spraying: Application of Residual Sprays for Vector Control (3rd ed.) 
WHOPES

Monitoring and Epidemiological Assessment of the Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis at Implemention Unit Level 
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Vector Control

Integrated Vector Management (IVM) 
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Manual for Indoor Residual Spraying: Application of Residual Sprays for Vector Control (3rd ed.) 
WHOPES

Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination: RPRG Newsletter of the Americas 
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Conferences and Meetings

A Turning Point 2007: Report of the Global Partners' Meeting on Neglected Tropical Diseases (Geneva, Switzerland, 19-20 April 2007)
An estimated one billion people--one sixth of the world’s population--are infected with one or more neglected tropical diseases. These diseases are largely ancient infectious diseases that thrive in impoverished settings, especially in the heat and humidity of tropical climates. This meeting of 200 key international partners declared to the world that control of these diseases deserves high priority on the global public health agenda and still greater determination to deliver appropriate health care to the millions of poor people in need. 
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Consensus Statement on Prevention of Disability (Consensus Development Conference on the Prevention of Disability [POD], Cebu City, Philippines, 13–16 September 2006)
The objectives of the conference were to discuss POD activities in the context of leprosy and other chronic diseases, such as Buruli ulcer, lymphatic filariasis and diabetes; to agree on basic definitions; to agree on a basic, evidence-based approach to POD that is part of routine case management; to agree on the elements of home-based self-care; to agree on methods of monitoring and reporting POD activities; and to agree on priorities for further clinical and operational research in POD. This page contains the executive summary and access to the 9-page statement in PDF, with specific bibliographical references. More »

Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination in the Americas: 6th Regional Program Managers' Meeting, 5th Regional Program Review Group Meeting (San José, Costa Rica, 25–27 October 2005)
This page offers full conference proceedings (PDF report and all PowerPoint country, group and partner presentations) for the two back-to-back meetings on lymphatic filariasis elimination: the Program Managers Meeting (PPM) and the Regional Program Managers Meeting (RPMM). Here can be found the most up-to-date information available on the status of LF in the seven countries that participated in the meeting (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, Guyana, and Suriname).  More »

Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination in the Americas: 5th Regional Program Managers' Meeting, 4th Regional Program Review Group Meeting (Paramaribo, Suriname, 26–29 October 2004)
This page offers the complete conference proceedings for both meetings, combined in one volume, with PowerPoint presentations integrated therein. It outlines the progress made in eliminating lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis), a dread disease of poverty causing permanent disability and thus constituting a major economic and social burden. Attending the meeting were those countries where the disease is still endemic or close to eradication, where major elimination efforts are underway. More » More in PDF »

Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination in the Americas: Regional Program Managers' Meeting (Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, 4-6 September, 2002)
Filariasis elimination began in China in 1950s as an agricultural/economic issue. The success of its program relied on a sustained government commitment, and collective efforts allowed China to eliminate lymphatic filariasis as a public-health problem. The Americas Region could very well be the first to reach the elimination goal, with recent breakthroughs clearly indicating this as feasible. This page offers a summary of the meeting and access to the full-text conference report in bookmarked PDF.  More »

Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination in the Americas: 2nd Regional Program Managers' Meeting (Georgetown, Guyana, 20-22 August 2001)
This second meeting focused on country progress in the elimination of LF (elephantiasis); the report contains country reports from the seven endemic countries participating (Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago) and plans of action for the coming year. This page contains the 39-page full-text report. More in PDF »

Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination in the Americas: Report, First Regional Program Managers Meeting (Dominican Republic, 9-11 August 2000)
The Pan American Health Organization /World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), in its commitment to promote and support the elimination of lymphatic filariasis in the Americas, hosted and co-sponsored this meeting together with the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other key partners. Key issues focused on the implementation of a Regional Program to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in the Americas. This page offers access to the full-text report, including country data. More »



Health Surveillance & Disease Prevention & Control — Communicable Diseases: 
Acute Respiratory Infections - Anthrax - Antimicrobial Resistance - Campylobacter - Chagas -
Cholera - Dengue - Diarrheal/Enteric Diseases - Disease Outbreak News -
Emerging/Reemerging Diseases - Filariasis - Hantavirus - InfluenzaAvian |  Pandemic |  Seasonal - International Health Regulations - Leishmaniasis - Leprosy - Malaria -
Neglected Diseases - Parasitic Diseases - Rabies - Research - Salmonella - Shigella - Smallpox -
Tuberculosis - West Nile Virus  - Yellow Fever  -
Health Analysis & Statistics - Chronic Diseases - Veterinary Public Health