by Patricia Graves, Peter Woo, Molly Brady et al.
World Health Organization, 2017
A framework for the control, elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) has been developed which outlines a standardized process for reviewing and confirming the achievement of NTD roadmap targets. A process of validation will be used for formal confirmation of elimination as a public health problem. Countries wishing to be recognized for their success can make a request to WHO for such acknowledgement with adequate evidence that elimination targets have been achieved. Of 73 countries listed by WHO as being endemic for lymphatic filariasis, 18 countries have completed interventions and are conducting surveillance to validate elimination.