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Title: Elimination of lymphatic filariasis in the South-East Asia Region : report of the eighth meeting of the regional programme review group (RPRG), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: Description: Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is one of the leading causes of permanent disability and a major impediment to socioeconomic development. The WHO South-East Asia Region accounts for the highest burden of LF, in nine of its 11 Member States. The eighth meeting of the Regional Programme Review Group (RPRG) for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in the South-East Asia Region, held on 28-29 April 2011, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, reviewed the progress of LF elimination in the Region, identified key issues and made technical and operational recommendations to scale up mass drug administration (MDA) and disability management by the endemic Member States. It was recommended that the process of verification of elimination of LF in Sri Lanka and Maldives be initiated as per the revised (2011) WHO guidelines on transmission assessment. This report presents the synopsis of the deliberations held at the meeting and its recommendations.
Gov't Doc #: SEA-CD-242
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