The Indian Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Programme: The Success to Sustain

  • P. K. Srivastava
  • A. C. Dhariwal
  • B. K. TyagiEmail author


India, being one of the signatories to the resolution of the World Health Organization in achieving global elimination of lymphatic filariasis by 2020, has in fact made phenomenal strides in getting rid of the scourge much earlier by 2018. In the process, while the nation has succeeded in reducing microfilaraemia rate below 1% in most states/UTs, it has actually eliminated the diseases in some others. Thus, India is clearly marching ahead to knock off the infection and offer a model to several endemic countries struggling to combat the crippling disease.


  1. Dhariwal AC, Srivastava PK, Bhattacharjee J (2015) Elimination of lymphatic filariasis in India: an update. J Indian Med Assn 113(12):189–190Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. K. Srivastava
    • 1
  • A. C. Dhariwal
    • 1
  • B. K. Tyagi
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP)New DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Research in Medical Entomology (ICMR)MaduraiIndia

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