The mission of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF) is to bring together a diverse group of public-private health partners to support the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) by mobilising political, financial and technical resources to ensure success.
The Goal of GAELF is to create a future free of lymphatic filariasis.
The Goals of GPELF are:
the elimination of LF as a public health problem by 2020 and
the alleviation of physical, social and economic hardship in individuals who have LF-induced disability.
GAELF coordinate activities of partners and concentrates on political, financial and technical support.
- To increase publicity at an international level and to raise public awarness of LF as a debilitating and disabling poverty-related disease that is eliminable
- Engage the media by telling the story of the successes and challenges of LF programmes
- Provide expertise in fundraising and advocacy to aid country programmes in developing and implementing strategies for resource mobilisation.
Aid countries in accessing debt relief and other multilateral funds and explore linkages with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Encourage country-level resource mobilisation by providing training and materials for country programmes to mobilise support from local companies and non-governmental organisation.
Engage in advocacy activities with potential and current donors.
- Develop a network of academic/research institutes, particularly in endemic countries, to support LF country and regional programmes.
- Provide expertise in monitoring and evaluation for country programmes.
- Promote the research priorities and strategies of the LF elimination effort.
Provide opportunities for country staff to further their training and education in a mutually beneficial fashion.
Measure programme costs and cost-effectiveness and disseminate this information in a clear way to help with programme planning and resource mobilisation.
Measure the impact on health systems of LF elimination programmes.
To increase publicity at an international level and to raise public awareness of LF as a debilitating and disabling poverty-related disease that can be eliminated.