The Indian Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Programme: The success to sustain.

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TitleThe Indian Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Programme: The success to sustain.
Publication TypeBook Chapter
AuthorsSrivastava PK, Dhariwal AC, Tyagi BK
Pagination193-198
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Place PublishedSingapore
Year of Publication2018
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsElimination, India, Lymphatic filariasis, Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
Abstract

India, being one of the signatories to the resolution of the World Health Organization in achieving global elimination of lymphatic filariasis by 2020, has in fact made phenomenal strides in getting rid of the scourge much earlier by 2018. In the process, while the nation has succeeded in reducing microfilaraemia rate below 1% in most states/UTs, it has actually eliminated the diseases in some others. Thus, India is clearly marching ahead to knock off the infection and offer a model to several endemic countries struggling to combat the crippling disease.

DOI10.1007/978-981-13-1391-210.1007/978-981-13-1391-2_15
Citation Key32524