This section includes selected photos of the parasites that cause LF, the vectors that transmit it, the clinical disease and the programme in action.
Short films produced by the BBC, GSK and WHO showing the plight of patients with LF, the global effort to fight LF and country activities.
Elephantiasis anguish in Ghana
Fergus Walsh, Health Correspondent from BBC News at 10, reports from Ghana on 'The disease lymphatic filariasis, known as elephantiasis, continues to cause misery in Africa despite medical advances' (http://www.bbc.co.uk, November 2006)
Comic Relief Appeal 2013
British biannual fundraising campaign 'Comic Relief' raised awareness of NTDs, with support of celebrity advocates. Take a look at the clips below.
GlaxoSmithKline financed films aimed at raising awareness of one of the world's most neglected diseases. To view these films please click on the links below.
Deworming in Ghana (duration 3 mins 12 secs) Controlling worms, investing in the future
Launching The Fight Back (duration 3 mins 53 secs) reports on the early stages of the global effort to make a future without LF
The Patient's Perspective (duration 10 mins 32 secs) brings first hand evidence of the effects of LF on those who suffer, and reports on the early stages of the global effort to make a future without LF
The Patient's Perspective (duration 4 mins 30 secs) is the short version of the above film.
The Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Programme of the World Health Organization produced four films.
Lymphatic Filariasis: A Winnable Battle (duration 18') a global advocacy film that gives an overview of the problem of LF in the world and explains the role of the Global Alliance. It is available in English and French.
A Movement For Hope (duration 4') a short film for policy-makers and interested parties giving an overview of the Programme and the Partnership. It is available in English and French.
A Fair For Health, A Fair For Hope (duration 14') a film about the LF health fair held in the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. It is available in English and French.
Lymphatic Filariasis: Meeting the Challenge (duration 12') a film about the effort made in Uganda to treat communities with high levels of infection. It is available in English and French.
The films are to be used at national and global level. The films are available in English, French and in a non-dubbed "international" format for adaptation to other languages.
The films exist in VHS (PAL, SECAM and NTSC) and CD format from:
Communicable Diseases Information Resource Centre
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Stop NTDs campaign video