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August 10, 2007 - Press Release
HKI Cameroon begins pilot project to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in the country’s Far North province.

Yaoundé, Cameroon - HKI has received US$75,000 from The World Health Organization to help the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Cameroon implement activities that will facilitate the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (LF) in the country’s Far North province. The goal of this pilot program is to stop the spread of the infection and to alleviate the suffering and disability of individuals already affected by the disease. HKI will also assist the MOH in finalizing a National Strategic Plan to eliminate LF as a public health problem by reducing the level of the disease in populations to a point where transmission no longer occurs.

 

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