01 November, 2019
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Syllabus subtopic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, education, Human Resources
News: National Symposium on Lymphatic Filariasis was held in India on the theme ‘United to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis’.
Prelims and Mains focus: about lymphatic filarisis, symptoms and its effects, Triple drug therapy, global concern
About Lymphatic filariasis:
Triple drug therapy:
The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending three drug treatment to accelerate the global elimination of lymphatic filariasis.
Need for and significance of the therapy:
Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis:
It is an alliance of partners from 72 LF endemic national country programmes, NGOs, private sectors, academic and research institutes and international development agencies that assists WHO’s Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis.
Source: The Hindu
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