India Working Toward Eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis With Annual Mass Drug Administration Campaigns

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: National Filaria Week: Campaign to treat lymphatic filariasis may be one of India’s last
“This week, the Indian government is leading one of the largest mass drug administrations (MDAs) to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF), a debilitating disease that threatens nearly 352 million people in India. … Though India alone accounts for more than 40 percent of the global burden of LF, the country has made remarkable strides since launching annual MDAs in 2004…” (10/14).

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