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

This article includes three case studies, which illustrate the roles identified for non-governmental development organizations (NGDOs) in 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 woman sits on a bench in front of a pale green wall. She is smiling at the camera and has one of her legs out. She has visibile signs of lymphatic filariasis, a neglected tropical disease that makes the limbs swell.
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International Health
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