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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 Report

Provisional Strategy for Interrupting Lymphatic Filariasis Transmission in Loiasis-endemic Countries

Report of the Meeting on Lymphatic Filariasis, Malaria and Integrated Vector Management. WHO, March 5-9, 2012.

Scientific Publication

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.

Scientific Publication

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.

Scientific Publication

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.

Scientific Publication

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.

Scientific Publication

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.

Scientific Publication

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.

Scientific Publication

The Mectizan Donation Program (MDP)

Abstract on the Mectizan® Donation Program (MDP), which was launched in 1987 by Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A.* Thylefors, Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 2008 Sep; 102 Suppl 1:39-44.