The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing a toolkit to help programs implement MMDP services. The toolkit incorporates relevant resources developed by WHO and partner institutions, and its objectives are as follows:
provide tools and templates for implementation of key activities to strengthen delivery by the health system of the recommended minimum package of care for LF patients
make information and tools accessible to national LF programs and health professionals around the world
identify and resolve gaps in resources
Components focus on the following areas:
Planning, including patient estimation
Capacity Building to Deliver MMDP Services
Documentation of MMDP services
This report summarizes the 7th meeting of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF), Washington DC, November 18-19, 2012. The theme, “A Future Free of Lymphatic Filariasis: Reaching the Vision by Scaling Up, Scaling Down and Reaching Out”, emphasized new strategies and partnerships necessary to reach the 2020 goal of elimination of lymphatic filariasis (LF) as a public-health problem.
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.