The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (hereafter ‘the Alliance’ brings together a diverse group of public-private health partners to support the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (hereafter ‘the Programme’) by mobilising political, financial and technical resources to ensure success. The Alliance was formed in 2000 with the sole purpose of supporting the Programme in its two goals:
1. The elimination of lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem by 2020 and
2. The alleviation of physical, social and economic hardship in individuals who have lymphatic filariasis induced disability
The Alliance draws together partners to coordinate activities to increase political, financial and technical support for the Programme.