Sightsavers Reports

The role of non-governmental development organisations in the implementation of lymphatic filariasis programmes

This article includes three case studies, which illustrate the roles identified for non-governmental development organisations (NGDOs) in lymphatic filariasis (LF) programmes.

The case studies cover development of operational research; policy and advocacy linkage between LF and malaria programmes; launching LF morbidity management projects; and NGDOs’ ability to work and deliver LF services in areas of conflict.

In addition, the case studies show the role of NGDOs in mobilising financial and technical resources that support national human resources, leading to national ownership of programmes. Conclusions are drawn on the role of NGDOs in the Global Alliance for LF elimination and the need for continued partnerships to reach programme goals.

A health worker helps a woman wash her leg, which has been affected by lymphoedema.
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International Health
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