Photo: Mongolian and Indonesian delegates, with the support of SIF’s Dr. Khongorzul Dari, make suggestions to Indonesia’s immunization law during the Asia Peer Review Workshop on Sustainable Immunization Financing.

India Launches Massive Public Health Campaign to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis

WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 14, 2015 — India was certified polio-free in 2014. Today, the country has its sights set on another public health victory: the elimination of lymphatic filariasis, a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that threatens nearly half of its population. To meet this ambitious goal, the Indian Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW) has launched one of the largest public health campaigns in India’s history to provide more than 400 million people with free medication that could protect them from lymphatic filariasis.

Earlier this month the United Kingdom’s Houses of Parliament met on two separate occasions to discuss global health priorities  with debates on global health research and development and health systems strengthening.

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