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WHO Validates Tonga Achieves Elimination Of Lymphatic Filariasis

WHO Western Pacific Region Office: Congratulations, Tonga! Pacific island state eliminates lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem
“The Kingdom of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean may be small in population, but it is kicking big goals in public health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has validated that the country has eliminated lymphatic filariasis — also known as elephantiasis — as a public health problem…” (7/31).

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