Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) is one of the worlds most debilitating and disfiguring tropical
diseases. The World Health Organization estimates that there are about one billion people
at risk in about 80 countries worldwide. It is the world’s second leading cause of
permanent long-term disability and its prevalence continues to increase. The World Bank
development report indicates that the global burden for the disease was estimated at
850,000 DALY’s lost which represents only 0.23% of the global burden. In Africa, it is
estimated that some 4.6million cases of lymphoedema and over 10 million cases of
hydrocele occur. This represents 40% of the g...