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Course Title:
Lymphatic Filariasis: Hope for a Better Life
Format: Video Tape
Cost (US $): See Special Notes
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None of None

Course Description: "Lymphatic Filariasis: Hope for a Better Life" is a video training program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for patients with Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) and health care workers who work with LF patients. The videotape demonstrates procedures for hygiene, skin care, elevation, exercise, acute attack management, and diet that will help LF patients control their disease.

The videotape contains two video programs:
Patients (21 minutes) which shows patients how they can improve their quality of life by following simple techniques;
and Health Care Workers (58 minutes) demonstrates simple techniques that health care workers use to improve the quality of life for their LF patients.

"Lymphatic Filariasis: Hope for a Better Life" is the winner of a 2001 Cine Gold Eagle award in recognition of excellence in film and video production.

The video program was produced by the Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases and the Division of Professional Development, Public Health Practice Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the Amaury Coutinho Non-Governmental Organization, Recife, Brazil; and the Nucleo de Ensino Pesquisa e Assistencia em Filariose (NEPAF), Hospital das Clinicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

“Lymphatic Filariasis: Hope for a Better Life” is available in several languages and tape formats.

Subject Area(s):
General Public Health
Target Audience(s): Health Officials
Physician Assistants
Sponsor/Offerer: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NCID,PHPPO/PHF
Starting Date: Continuous/Self-Study
Ending Date: N/A
Special Notes: English - NTSC (Item No. VT-010) - $19.50 plus shipping
English - PAL (Item No. VT-011) - $21.00 plus shipping
Spanish - NTSC (Item No. VT-012) - $19.50
French - SECAM (Item No. VT-013) - $21.75 plus shipping
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