The mission of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF) is to bring together a diverse group of public-private health partners to support the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) by mobilising political, financial and technical resources to ensure success.

The Goal of GAELF is to create a future free of lymphatic filariasis. 

The Goals of GPELF are:

the elimination of LF as a public health problem by 2020 and 

the alleviation of physical, social and economic hardship in individuals who have LF-induced disability.

GAELF coordinate activities of partners and concentrates on political, financial and technical support.

Political

  • To increase publicity at an international level and to raise public awarness of LF as a debilitating and disabling poverty-related disease that is eliminable
  • Engage the media by telling the story of the successes and challenges of LF programmes

Financial

  • Provide expertise in fundraising and advocacy to aid country programmes in developing and implementing strategies for resource mobilisation.
  • Aid countries in accessing debt relief and other multilateral funds and explore linkages with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
  • Encourage country-level resource mobilisation by providing training and materials for country programmes to mobilise support from local companies and non-governmental organisation.
  • Engage in advocacy activities with potential and current donors.

Technical

  • Develop a network of academic/research institutes, particularly in endemic countries, to support LF country and regional programmes.
  • Provide expertise in monitoring and evaluation for country programmes.
  • Promote the research priorities and strategies of the LF elimination effort.
  • Provide opportunities for country staff to further their training and education in a mutually beneficial fashion.
  • Measure programme costs and cost-effectiveness and disseminate this information in a clear way to help with programme planning and resource mobilisation.
  • Measure the impact on health systems of LF elimination programmes.
    To increase publicity at an international level and to raise public awarness of LF as a debilitating and disabling poverty-related disease that is eliminable