Neglected tropical diseases

GSK is a vital part of the nation-wide fight, led by the WHO, against a prioritised Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) - Lymphatic Filariasis (LF)

The disease is one of the principal causes of permanent disability, with more than 60 crore people in India being at risk of contracting this disease. LF, a mosquito-borne disease, is spread across 250 districts in 20 states of India

LF is a condition with marked hardening and thickening of the skin that frequently accompanies massive swelling. There is no cure for LF. However, Albendazole works to prevent the occurrence of the disease in affected areas

GSK CH donated 120 million (12 Crore) Albendazole tablets to the WHO for distribution in affected areas during FY16-17