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By Robert On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
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Abhishek Bachchan spreads awareness of neglected tropical diseases, named END7 campaign ambassador in India

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network) recently named Abhishek Bachchan, Bollywood superstar and international humanitarian, as its first official END7 campaign ambassador in India to More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Nigeria distributes new national guidelines for co-implementation of interventions to eliminate malaria and lymphatic filariasis

PRESS RELEASE The Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health is distributing new national guidelines for co-implementation of interventions to eliminate malaria and lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis). This combined nationwide More...

By Robert On Thursday, June 13th, 2013
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Two Nigerian states stop the transmission lymphatic filariasis, Carter Center congratulates the achievement (VIDEO)

 The Carter Center congratulates Nasarawa and Plateau states for becoming the first Nigerian states to stop transmission of lymphatic filariasis (LF), a parasitic disease most commonly known for causing elephantiasis, More...

By Robert On Thursday, June 13th, 2013
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What is lymphatic filariasis?

Lymphatic filariasis is a parasitic disease that is transmitted to humans, like malaria and yellow fever, via a mosquito bite. However, unlike those acute infections, lymphatic filariasis  may not manifest itself More...


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