Navigation Links
LF Elimination Program Treats Over Half Billion People and Protects Millions More From Debilitating Disease
Date:10/7/2008

120 million people in 83 countries are currently infected.

The Global Program to Eliminate LF has already become the most rapidly scaled-up drug administration program in public health history, and is on track to becoming the largest such program in history. The study found that since drug administrations began in 2000, the program has administered more than 1.9 billion treatments to over 570 million people in 48 of the 83 countries with endemic LF.

The LF elimination treatment program utilizes a combination of two anti-parasitic drugs, administered once yearly to everyone in an at-risk area. When given for a minimum of five consecutive years, these drugs can effectively stop transmission of LF. The drugs used to eliminate LF are the same medications used to treat a number of intestinal worms and parasitic skin diseases, which infect hundreds of millions of people in developing countries and are major contributors to malnutrition, disability, delayed development, and problems during pregnancy.

"The benefits of this program go far beyond simply preventing LF infections," said Dr. Eric A. Ottesen, MD, Director of the Atlanta Lymphatic Filariasis Support Center and lead author of the paper. "Because of the LF program, at least 56.6 million children and 44.5 million women of childbearing age have been treated for intestinal worms, most multiple times. The drugs have also treated millions more in Africa for skin diseases."

These data help the PLoS paper confirm what some public health officials have long asserted: that the LF program is the 'best buy' in public health, providing benefits that far outweigh its costs. The total cost per patient over the first eight years of the program is estimated to be less than US $0.50. This low cost is made possible in part by the donation of albendazole and Mectizan(R) from the program's two key pharmaceutical partners GlaxoSmithKline and Merck & Co., Inc.

The cost-efficiency combined with the prog
'/>"/>

SOURCE GlaxoSmithKline
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology technology :

1. Zimmer Holdings Announces Support for Elimination of Super-Majority Voting Requirements
2. Vical and AnGes MG Sign Letter of Intent for Pandemic Influenza Program
3. Pharmaxis Research Programs Highlighted at European Respiratory Society Congress
4. Stem Cell Transplantation Program at Hackensack University Medical Center: First in Nation to Receive Joint Commission Certification for Quality and First in New Jersey to be Named a Blue Distinction(R) Center for Specialty Care.
5. GeoVax Labs, Inc. Information To Be Available Through Standard & Poors Market Access Program
6. AEterna Zentaris Completes Patient Recruitment for Second Efficacy Trial of its Phase 3 Program with Cetrorelix in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
7. UCB Scholarship Program Awards $300,000 to Students Living with Crohns Disease
8. PharmAthene Awarded NIAID Contract For Up to $83.9 Million For Third Generation rPA Anthrax Vaccine Program
9. KGI Offers Mammalian Cell Culture Program for Biotech Industry Professionals
10. Trillium secures additional financing on the strength of lead program and proprietary position around the CD200 immunoregulatory pathway
11. Microchip Biotechnologies, Inc. Awarded Contract Under US Army Commercialization Pilot Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Research and Markets ... Technology Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, ... offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... acids (either DNA or RNA) into cells. This technology ... cancer cells and protein metabolism by affecting the nuclear ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Cayenne Medical, ... specializing in the soft tissue reconstruction segment, announced ... System for surgeries involving the shoulder and extremities. ... a novel, inserter-controlled deployment method. The unique delivery ... deployment, anchor pull-out, or anchor displacement (also commonly ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014 Terascala, the industry ... that Alan Swahn, a former vice president of product ... as vice president of marketing. Terascala’s software when combined ... NetApp create the highest performance and most reliable solutions ... to guide Terascala’s channel expansion and broaden its product ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Senior supply chain management executives from over ... challenges of “Reducing Cost, Lead Time, & Defects in ... Describing the partnership of the Bio Supply Management Alliance ... ( SCMI) of the University of San Diego ... Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice in San Diego, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:International Transfection Technology Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019 2Cayenne Medical Launches SureLock™ All-Suture Anchor System for Shoulder and Extremity Surgery 2Cayenne Medical Launches SureLock™ All-Suture Anchor System for Shoulder and Extremity Surgery 3Terascala Expands Executive Team 2Terascala Expands Executive Team 3Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 2Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 3Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 4
... , Collaboration with Biomodels facilitates development ... Sept. 16 Avaxia Biologics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing oral ... that it has been awarded a Phase I SBIR grant from ... development of a novel antibody therapeutic for oral mucositis. , ...
... Sealers, cleaners, and ... , ... 16, 2009 - Tile Media Properties (TMP), best known for The Tile Doctor brand and ... The 10 year-old Atlanta-based company receives millions of unique visitors annually and is well-recognized as ...
... DIEGO, Sept. 16 Orexigen(R) Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX ), a ... will be speaking at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference. The details ... September 22, 2009, Time: 2:30pm Eastern, ... Graham Cooper, Chief Financial Officer, , , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Avaxia Biologics Awarded Phase I SBIR Grant to Develop Antibody Therapeutic for Oral Mucositis 2Avaxia Biologics Awarded Phase I SBIR Grant to Develop Antibody Therapeutic for Oral Mucositis 3The Tile Doctor Launches Inaugural Product Line 2The Tile Doctor Launches Inaugural Product Line 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... burning in eastern New South Wales, Australia when NASA,s ... 03:35 UTC on July 11 (12:35 p.m. local time/11:35 ... eastern New South Wales (NSW), the Moderate Resolution Imaging ... the region and spotted smoke (light brown) from various ... are outlined in red. , The New South Wales, ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... scientists have set a "mouse TRAP" to capture the ... recent study published in the Journal of Clinical ... technique called TRAP to extract cellular and genetic information ... scientists at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in ... protein-making machinery, or ribosomes, of the cell type of ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... team of researchers, including scientists from the Max Planck ... reported a major step in understanding photosynthesis, the process ... the oxygen in its atmosphere and which is therefore ... , The researchers report the first direct visualization ... the step in which a specific protein complex, photosystem ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):A first direct glimpse of photosynthesis in action 2
... common condition affecting 12-20 percent of Americans age 65 ... heart attack and strokeand many with the disease may ... Interventional Radiology. For more than a decade, the ... Life, has helped identify this very serious and potentially ...
... , This press release is available in German . ... as defined by the EU Water Framework Directive is unlikely to ... a study in which data from the four largest rivers in ... analysed over ten years. The study was carried out by the ...
... Agriculture (USDA) aerial photography survey of 38,000 wildfire-burned acres ... first evidence that the invasive leafy spurge weed is ... Booth, a rangeland specialist with the Agricultural Research Service ... the survey using a technique he developed called Very ...
Cached Biology News:Interventional radiologists: Learn about peripheral arterial disease and get moving 2Interventional radiologists: Learn about peripheral arterial disease and get moving 3Poor outlook for water quality in Germany 2Digital cameras open new view of America's West 2
... Green II RNA gel stain is ... has bright fluorescence when bound to RNA ... ideal for use with either formaldehyde/agarose or ... UV transilluminators. A 500 µL unit size ...
... SYBR Green II RNA gel stain ... has bright fluorescence when bound to RNA and ... use with either formaldehyde/agarose or polyacrylamide gels using ... stains 100 minigels. A 500 µL unit size ...
... EIA Principle: Glutathion-S-transferases (GST) ... are involved in the detoxification processes. ... subgroups: Alpha, Mu, Pi, Teta and ... physiochemical, immunological, enzymatic and s Sample ...
... Microarrays designed for RNA aptamer screening and ... and powerful Paraflo microfluidic on-chip synthesis platform. ... our comprehensive DNA/RNA Aptamer Microarray Service. ... RNA Aptamer Microarray contains greater than 1500 ...
Biology Products: