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Lessons from the Pacific programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis: a case study of 5 countries

Huppatz, Clare; Capuano, Corinne; Palmer, Kevin; Kelly, Paul; Durrheim, David N


BACKGROUND Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) is an important Neglected Tropical Disease, being a major cause of disability worldwide. The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis aims to eliminate LF as a public health problem by the year 2020, primarily through repeated Mass Drug Administration (MDA). The Pacific region programme commenced in 1999. By June 2007, five of the eleven countries classified as endemic had completed five MDA campaigns and post-MDA prevalence surveys to assess...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-06-12
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-9-92


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