Lymphatic Filariasis in Africa
- WHO- Filariasis
This page provides links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programmes and offices working on filariasis. Also shown are links to related web sites and topics.
- TDR- Lymphatic Filariasis
Disease information and updates about current research provided by the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR). TDR is an independent global program of scientific collaboration co-sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO).
- CDC- Lymphatic Filariasis
Page provides links to factsheet, professional information, diagnosis, and information for patients.
- NIAID- Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephantitis)
Basic information and links to research about the disease provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.
- Tropical Medicine Central Resource- Chapter 26 Filariasis and Elephantiasis
This site links to Chapter 26 of a 1700 page, 2 volume textbook: "The Imaging of Tropical Diseases, with Epidemiological, Pathological and Clinical Corrilation". This richly illustrated online textbook chapter provides clear and extensive information on Filariasis and Elephantiasis for the medical professional.
- eMedicine- Filariasis (article)
Article provides clinical information about filariasis
- Community-directed treatment of lymphatic filariasis in Africa: Report of a multi-country study (TDR Report)
This report of the TDR (UNDP/World Bank/ WHO Special Programme for Reserach & Training in Tropical Disease) describes the findings of a multicentre study in Ghana and Kenya. The study compared the feasibility, effectiveness and sustainability of two drug delivery strategies: mass treatment by the health care system and community-directed treatment (ComDT), incorporating the health services at the level of implementation.
- The Global Alliance to Elminate Lymphatic Filariasis
The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis is a free, non-restrictive partnership forum for the exchange of ideas and coordination of activities, with membership open to all interested parties. Its function includes sharing of information on progress and challenges, coordination of activities (such as fund-raising) and advocacy.
- GlaxosmithKline- Lymphatic Filariasis Programme
Website provides basic information about the disease, links to multimedia resources (photos, video, radio broadcasts), brochures, factsheets and information about the LF elimination program.