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WHO Road Map 2021-2030: Ending the Neglect to Attain the Sustainable Development Goals (draft)

The WHO road map for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is a call to action for Member States, donors, implementing partners, disease experts and all other stakeholders to align their strategies and plans towards the prevention of infections and alleviation of the suffering of people affected by NTDs.

WHO Road Map for NTDs 2021-2030 (2.45 MB)

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WHO Programme Managers’ Training Course

Course in six modules, each with multiple sessions in presentation format, which may be downloaded. Please click on Session 1.1 below to see a sample presentation.

WHO Guide

Modules on Training in monitoring and epidemiological assessment of mass drug administration for eliminating lymphatic filariasis

Modules are grouped for training purposes. Source: WHO.

Theory of transmission assessment surveys (TAS) Practical aspects of transmission assessment surveys WHO TAS Eligibility and Planning Form Additional resources for facilitators

Click on “Module 1: Background” below for example presentation.

WHO Guide

PC Joint Application Package – version 3. What’s new?

The WHO Joint Application Package is submitted to WHO by countries applying for donated medicines for Mass Drug Administration to control and/or eliminate lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, and soil transmitted helmthiasis.

WHO Guide

Guideline: Alternative mass drug administration regimens to eliminate lymphatic filariasis

WHO Guideline ‒ Alternative mass drug administration regimens to eliminate lymphatic filariasis. 2017.

Guideline Alternative MDA Regimens LF (1.53 MB)

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Validation of elimination of lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem

Publication delineating the difference between “verification” and “validation” regarding the elimination of lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem, and setting out standard operating procedures for use when a Member State wishes to request such validation.

Validation of Elimination of LF as Public Health Problem-eng (1.28 MB)

WHO Guide

WHO Integrated NTD Programme Managers’ Course

This course provides NTD programme managers at the national or high sub-national level with an overview and essential knowledge of the following concepts listed as modules below.

WHO Guide

Water sanitation and hygiene for accelerating and sustaining progress on neglected tropical diseases A global strategy 2015-2020

Provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene is one of the five key interventions within the global NTD roadmap. This strategy aims to mobilise WASH and NTD actors to work together towards the roadmap targets.

WHO Guide

Training on mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis

Link to multiple training modules on transmission assessment surveys, guides in French and Portuguese for learners and instructors (see below), and additional resources for facilitators.

WHO Guide

Training in Monitoring and Epidemiological Assessment of Mass Drug Administration for Eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis: Facilitator’s Guide (French version)

Ce guide a été conçu pour enseigner aux membres du personnel des programmes nationaux d’élimination de la FL, notamment le personnel de santé aux niveaux régional et de district, les éléments essentiels des programmes nationaux de suivi et d’évaluation pour l’élimination de la FL.

Guide des Instructeurs_fre (804.08 KB)

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Training in Monitoring and Epidemiological Assessment of Mass Drug Administration for Eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis: Facilitator’s Guide

This manual is designed to teach personnel of national programmes to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, including regional and district health personnel, the essential elements of monitoring and evaluating national programmes to eliminate LF.

Facilitators Guide_eng (4.53 MB)

WHO Guide

Lymphatic Filariasis: Managing Morbidity and Preventing Disability

Guide on planning, implementing and monitoring activities at national level. This guide provides the best available information on managing morbidity and preventing disability after acute dermatolymphangioadenitis (ADLA; acute attacks), lymphoedema or elephantiasis, and hydrocoele.

WHO Guide

LF Entomology Manual

Practical handbook for national lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination program managers, and for entomologists and parasitologists.

The handbook explains the importance of vector control in national programs, outlines entomological procedures for regular and specific vector control, and describes how data should be analysed for better overall understanding of filarial transmission and vectors.

WHO Guide

Handbook for Integrated Vector Management (IVM)

The intention of this handbook on integrated vector management (IVM) is to provide guidance to the managers of vector-borne disease control programs, including comparable officials in health and other sectors involved in vector-borne disease control. 

WHO Guide

Core Structure for training curricula on Integrated Vector Management (IVM)

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for WHO regions preparing their own training curriculum for integrated vector management (IVM); it should be adapted to the requirements and conditions of each region.

WHO Guide

Assuring the safety of Preventive Chemotherapy Interventions for the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases

This document helps managers establish a safety surveillance system. It offers practical advice for establishing national policies and guidelines. WHO, 2012.

WHO Guide

Accelerating Work to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Roadmap for Implementation

The purpose of this roadmap is to guide implementation of the policies and strategies set out in the Global Plan to combat neglected tropical diseases 2008–2015 (Geneva, World Health Organization, 2007 (WHO/CDS/NTD/2007.3)) and developed in Working to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases (Geneva, World Health Organization, 2010 (WHO/HTM/NTD/2010.1)).