Lymphatic Filariasis is considered a neglected tropical disease. We have taken on the challenge of our Mass Drug Administration program to stop the spread of this disease in the communities where we work.
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IMA's Mass Drug Administration program is working and has dramitically slowed the progression of Lymphatic Filariasis in the communities where we work. Our multi drug cocktail is given once a year to over 10,000 people in some of the poorest communities on the African continet.
We also provide regular wound care for those who develop open sores or ulcers. Both the prevention and treatment are expensive when you look at the totals for an entire year. We need help to do more work in remote villages in Kenya.
We are asking donors to raise an additional $14,000 this year to help stop the suffering.
Lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis, is a neglected tropical disease. Infection occurs when filarial parasites are transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Infection is usually acquired in childhood causing hidden damage to the lymphatic system.
The painful and profoundly disfiguring visible manifestations of the disease, lymphoedema, and elephantiasis can lead to permanent disability. These patients are not only physically disabled but suffer mental, social and financial losses contributing to stigma and poverty.
IMA Medical has given over 100,000 doses of a medication cocktail that prevents Lymphatic Filariasis.
The World Health Organization states that millions now have contracted this painful and disfiguring disease.
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Lymphatic Filarsiasis can not be cured. But we can prevent this disease and stop it's progression in the body once someone is diagnosised.
IMA provides for wound care treatment on a year-round basis.
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