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Lymphatic Filariasis

Despite Big Obstacles, Haiti Making Remarkable Progress Eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Haiti is not an easy place to fight disease even in the best of times. For decades, poverty, government instability and other realities often stood in the way of success. This is why the recent data showing Haiti is protecting its entire population from lymphatic filariasis is a milestone.

Stalking Big Fut in Sierra Leone

Dan Fiedler | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Dan Fiedler

Today, 30 adults sit in row after row of benches, some bending forward with heads propped on elbows as if they have been waiting a long time. And they have. These are community health volunteers, and they are heroes in my eyes.