Endorsers

Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF)

Sector in which the organization works:

NGO

Short description of the organization and its work to control and eliminate NTDs

The mission of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF) is to bring together a diverse group of public-private health partners to support the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis by mobilizing political, financial and technical resources to ensure success:

  • Political to increase publicity at an international level and to raise public awareness of LF as a debilitating and disabling poverty-related disease that is eliminable and engage the media by telling the story of the successes and challenges of LF programmes.
  • Financial to advocate Ministries of Health to recognise the benefits of treating lymphatic filariasis (and other neglected tropical diseases) and include a line in their national health budget to support national programmes; to assist countries in accessing debt relief and other multilateral funds and explore linkages with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; to engage in advocacy activities with potential and current donors.
  • Technical by a network of academic/research institutes and laboratories, particularly in endemic countries, to support LF (and other neglected tropical diseases) country and regional programmes; expertise in monitoring and evaluation for country programmes; research priorities and strategies promotion; providing opportunities for country staff to further their training and education in a mutually beneficial fashion; measuring programme costs and cost-effectiveness and dissemination of this information in a clear way to help with programme planning and resource mobilisation and by measuring the impact on health systems of LF elimination programmes.

Program Name

Global Alliance to Eliminte Lymphatic Filariasis

Program Email

gaelf@lstmed.ac.uk

Program Website

http://www.filariasis.org