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.
of the Meeting on Lymphatic Filariasis, Malaria and Integrated Vector Management. WHO, March 5-9, 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Article on a symposium held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the donation of Mectizan® and albendazole for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis.
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.