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World Health Organization : Year 2000 ; Communicable Diseases and Emerging Infectious Diseases ; Department of Control, Prevention, And Eradication, Strategy Development and Monitoring for Eradication and Elimination, No. 2000.5: Eliminate Filariasis ; Attack Poverty the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis Proceedings of the First Meeting

By Eric Ottesen, Dr.

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Title: World Health Organization : Year 2000 ; Communicable Diseases and Emerging Infectious Diseases ; Department of Control, Prevention, And Eradication, Strategy Development and Monitoring for Eradication and Elimination, No. 2000.5: Eliminate Filariasis ; Attack Poverty the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis Proceedings of the First Meeting  
Author: Eric Ottesen, Dr.
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
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Dr, E. O. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Year 2000 ; Communicable Diseases and Emerging Infectious Diseases ; Department of Control, Prevention, And Eradication, Strategy Development and Monitoring for Eradication and Elimination, No. 2000.5. Retrieved from http://worldebooklibrary.com/


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The world has committed to halving the number of people living in poverty by 2015. To succeed, we must strengthen our focus on how health actions can help reduce poverty. Bad health is an important factor in keeping people locked in poverty. But health is, at the same time, part of the solution – a new and potentially powerful exit route out of poverty. The elimination of lymphatic filariasis is one good example. Of all the partners in the Global Alliance, none can eliminate lymphatic filariasis on its own. When we met in October 1999 in Geneva at WHO for the dedication of the onchocerciasis statue, many recalled the difficult times experienced in setting up the onchocerciasis partnership. I am confident, however, that in the LF Global Alliance each organization has a special strength and each has a special role. We complement each other and that is the basis for a sound partnership. Together we will succeed. The tasks ahead are clear: the programmes in the countries will be integrated with other disease control activities of the Ministries of Health. For example, the lymphatic filariasis elimination programme may be joined with leprosy activities in some countries. It may be joined with intestinal parasite control in others. And it may be joined with onchocerciasis activities in yet others. Millions of people will need medication to interrupt transmission of the disease; and millions more, already infected, will need help to alleviate their pain and suffering. By focusing our activities on the most essential and the most effective interventions, we can reach our common goal of interrupting transmission. At the same time we will make a large and most immediate impact on poverty. In 1998, SmithKline Beecham agreed to donate its drug albendazole free-of-charge until the disease is eliminated. This is likely to be a donation of between 4-6 billion tablets over a 20-year period. Merck & Co., Inc. also pledged to expand its Mectizan® Donation Program for onchocerciasis to cover the treatment of lymphatic filariasis in all areas where the two diseases occur together.

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Contents* List of Acronyms 3 Message from the Director-General 4 Executive Summary 5 Mounting a massive effort against the diseases of poverty Opening Ceremony 6 WHO Welcome Address 6 Address by His Excellency D. Fernando Riquelme Lidon, Spanish Secretary of State 7 Video Welcome: WHO Director-General Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland 7 Address by Mr Enrique Castellon Leal, Spanish Vice-Minister of Health 7 Address by Mr Manuel Fraga Iribarne, the President of the Galician Government 7 Address by the Government of the United Kingdom (DFID) 8 The Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis 10 Lymphatic Filariasis: A Global Overview 10 Report from the Technical Advisory Group 14 Report from the Programme Review Group 15 Regional and Country Reports 16 African Region 16 Region of the Americas 17 Eastern Mediterranean Region 19 South-East Asia Region 20 Western Pacific Region 21 Private Sector Partners: LF and the Case of a Gold Mine Manager in Papua New Guinea 24 Video Synopsis of SmithKline Beecham video 25 Working Groups' Discussions 26 Working Group 1: Addressing Global Alliance Communications and Information Needs 26 Working Group 2: Seeking Support (including funding) 27 Working Group 3: Defining the Role of Non-Governmental Development Organizations (NGDOs) in National Programmes to Eliminate LF 27 Working Group 4: Meeting the Needs of Countries: How the Alliance can best support more effective country action 28 Working Group 5: Identifying Critical Elements for Successful LF Programmes 29 Working Group 6: Maximizing Regional Coordination 30

 

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