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The role of national committees in eliminating onchocerciasis

Article covering the role national onchocerciasis elimination committees (NOECs) play in helping ministries of health complete the pathway to successful verification of elimination of onchocerciasis (river blindness), as outlined in the 2016 World Health Organization guidelines. 

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The role of the NGDO Coordination Group for the Elimination of Onchocerciasis

This article covers the role of the NGDO Coordination Group for the Control of Onchocerciasis. The Group was launched in 1992, and with the paradigm shift from control of disease to elimination of onchocerciasis transmission, the Group shifted its orientation to that new paradigm in 2013.

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Transitioning from river blindness control to elimination: steps toward stopping treatment

This paper discusses some of the important issues that programmes are grappling with as they transition to elimination and provides some potential approaches that programmes can use to address them. 

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Economic evaluations of lymphatic filariasis interventions: a systematic review and research needs

Published in Parasites and Vectors: Economic evaluations of lymphatic filariasis interventions: a systematic review and research needs

Abstract

In 2000, the World Health Organization established the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF), with the goal of eliminating the disease as a public health problem by 2020.

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Eliminating onchocerciasis as a public health problem

Article by Dr. Björn Thylefors

Tropical Medicine & International Health.

Volume 9, Issue 4, pages A1–A3, April 2004.

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Guide for the detection of a Potential Recrudescence during the period of Post-Treatment Surveillance (Oncho)

This report describes the aims, phases, and methodology of Post-Treatment Surveillance as operationalized by the endemic countries and the Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas.

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The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis: health impact during its first 8 years (2000–2007)

Abstract on the first 8 years of The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. Hooper et al, Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, Volume 103, 2009 – Issue sup1.

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The development of albendazole for lymphatic filariasis

This review examines the thinking and the processes behind the development of albendazole, from the first ideas in the mid 1980s to the establishment of the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis.

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Ten years of managing the clinical manifestations and disabilities of lymphatic filariasis

Abstract on progress made in preventing the disability of lymphatic filariasis, the monitoring and evaluation of such disability and its control, and the integration of disability prevention with mass drug administrations and efforts to control other disabling diseases.

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Lymphatic filariasis: patients and the global elimination programme

Abstract addressing the central role that filariasis patients have played in the Tanzania Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Programme to date, and covering some of the clinical successes achieved between 1999 and 2009.

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GlaxoSmithKline and Merck: private-sector collaboration for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis

Abstract on the unique private-sector collaboration of the pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A.,* to support the global efforts to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, through donations of drugs to prevent the disease.

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Challenges for the integration of mass drug administrations against multiple ‘neglected tropical diseases’

Abstract on the integration of mass drug administrations against multiple NTDs. Hopkins, Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, Volume 103, 2009 – Issue sup1.

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A decade of ivermectin–albendazole donation for lymphatic filariasis

Article on a symposium held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the donation of Mectizan® and albendazole for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis.

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Vision 2020 – the Right to Sight

Abstract on the partnership launched in 1999 between the World Health Organization’s Programme for the Prevention of Blindness and Deafness and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness for onchocerciasis control.

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The World Bank

Abstract on the role of the World Bank in supporting the global partnership dedicated to the control of onchocerciasis. Bangoura, Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 2008 Sep; 102 Suppl 1:31-3.

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The Onchocerciasis Program for the Americas

Abstract on the Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA). Sauerbrey, Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 2008 Sep; 102 Suppl 1:25-9.