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The health and economic benefits of the global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (2000-2014).

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Background

Lymphatic filariasis (LF), also known as elephantiasis, is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) targeted for elimination through a Global Programme to Eliminate LF (GPELF). Between 2000 and 2014, the GPELF has delivered 5.6 billion treatments to over 763 million people. Updating the estimated health and economic benefits of this significant achievement is important in justifying the resources and investment needed for eliminating LF.

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s40249-016-0147-4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Tropical Medicine
ORCID:
0000-0002-8428-3874
Bettis, AA More by this author
McFarland, DA More by this author
Hooper, PJ More by this author
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London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research More from this funder
GlaxoSmithKline More from this funder
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Infectious Diseases of Poverty Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
1
Pages:
54
Publication date:
2016-07-05
Acceptance date:
2016-05-28
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EISSN:
2049-9957
ISSN:
2049-9957
Pubs id:
pubs:811580
URN:
uri:af58d846-a93b-4d72-a48b-172f73409539
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uuid:af58d846-a93b-4d72-a48b-172f73409539
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pubs:811580

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