Samoa rolls out triple drug therapy to accelerate elimination of lymphatic filariasis

Photos by Dr Rasul Baghirov during the lumphatic filariasis mass drug administration campaign.

(World Health Organization, (WHO) — Samoa has become the first country to implement the new triple drug regimen recommended by WHO for the treatment of lymphatic filariasis (LF), a disabling and disfiguring neglected tropical disease. Annual mass treatment of the entire eligible population of Samoa began on 14 August and is expected to be completed […]

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