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Celebrating 30 years of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A.‘s* donation of Mectizan in 2017, “as much as needed, for as long as needed,” The Mectizan Donation Program is the longest-running Neglected Tropical Disease drug donation program. More than 300 million treatments are provided yearly for river blindness (onchocerciasis) and lymphatic filariasis elimination worldwide.

*Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A., is known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada.

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Managing Morbidity and Preventing Disability (MMDP) Toolkit

The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing a toolkit to help programs implement MMDP services. The toolkit incorporates relevant resources developed by WHO and partner institutions, and its objectives are as follows:

provide tools and templates for implementation of key activities to strengthen delivery by the health system of the recommended minimum package of care for LF patients make information and tools accessible to national LF programs and health professionals around the world identify and resolve gaps in resources

Components focus on the following areas:

Planning, including patient estimation Capacity Building to Deliver MMDP Services Documentation of MMDP services

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Neglected Tropical Diseases: Planning, requesting medicines and reporting via the Joint Application Package

Explanation of how the process of procuring donated medicines for PCT NTDs works along with links to download required forms. Source: WHO.

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WHO Programme Managers’ Training Course

Course in six modules, each with multiple sessions in presentation format, which may be downloaded. Please click on Session 1.1 below to see a sample presentation.
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