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Advancing Morbidity in the Americas. Group II:. Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination in the Americas 6 th Regional Program Managers Meeting (San José, Costa Rica, 25–27 October 2005). Morbidity. Conclusions Mandatory notification of all lymphedema cases attended by the system.

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Advancing Morbidity in the Americas

Group II:

Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination in the Americas 6th Regional Program Managers Meeting

(San José, Costa Rica, 25–27 October 2005)


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Morbidity

Conclusions

  • Mandatory notification of all lymphedema cases attended by the system.

  • Records should be sent to and digitized by a site selected for each country or municipality where clinical health cards are filled out.

  • Uniform classification should be used (as per the system used by Dr. Gerusa Dreyer).

Regional LF Program Managers Meeting, Costa Rica, 2005


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Morbidity

  • Patients should have access in their communities to

    • Some means of being identified and referred to an appropriate care center (to be defined by each country or municipality)

    • Basic conditions to enable proper care of their disease (clean water, soap, medicine, etc.)

  • Sensitization of all health professionals and specialists in the area

Regional LF Program Managers Meeting, Costa Rica, 2005


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Morbidity

Hydrocele

  • Define filarial etiology (in each country and municipality with the proper capacity).

  • Each country should determine the most adequate surgical technique for its situation and advocate use of the Norões technique for severe hydrocele.

  • Surgeries should be delivered by the most appropriate services as determined by each country.

Regional LF Program Managers Meeting, Costa Rica, 2005


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Morbidity

  • Try to integrate morbidity with other programs (taking into account that incentives/stipends must be paid to all persons who integrate with other programs)

  • Identify resources for all actions described above

Regional LF Program Managers Meeting, Costa Rica, 2005