New York Times

The New York Times spotlights India's efforts to defeat lymphatic filariasis through the Filaria Free India campaign.

"India recently began one of the biggest drug-distribution campaigns in its history in an effort to eliminate “elephant’s foot disease,” also known as elephantiasis or lymphatic filariasis.

The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare hopes to hand out free pills once a year to 400 million Indians at risk of the disease, which is caused by microscopic worms spread by mosquitoes."