Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis: The Processes Underlying Programme Success
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Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis: The Processes Underlying Programme Success

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      PLoS Negl Trop Dis
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      Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is caused by filarial worms that live in the lymphatic system and commonly lead to lymphoe- dema, elephantiasis, and hydrocele. LF is recognized as endemic in 73 countries and territories; an estimated 1.39 billion (thou- sand million) people live in areas where filariasis has been endemic and is now targeted for treatment [1]. Global mo- mentum to eliminate LF has developed over the past 15 years as a result not only of research demonstrating the value of single-dose treatment strategies and point- of-care diagnostic tools, but also of both the generous donations of medicines from the following committed pharmaceutical companies: GlaxoSmithKline (albenda- zole), Merck (ivermectin), and Eisai (di- ethylcarbamazine; DEC), and the essential financial support for programme imple- mentation from the donor community [2]. During 2011, more than 50 countries carried out LF elimination programmes, and more than 500 million people re- ceived mass treatment [1]. A principal reason for the programme’s dramatic expansion and success to date has been the galvanizing of efforts of all key partners around a common policy framework created and coordinated through the World Health Organization’s Global Pro gramme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF). This report, rather than high- lighting the very considerable contribu- tions of each individual partner or even chronicling most of the specific achieve- ments of the GPELF, instead focuses on the details of the underlying processes themselves and their importance in deter- mining programme success.
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      PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014; 8(12).
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