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Resources and Tools

A toolkit for integrated vector management in sub-Saharan Africa (English and French versions)

This toolkit is designed to help national and regional program managers coordinate across sectors to design and run large IVM programs.

Toolkit Vector Management EN (5.49 MB)

Resources and Tools

NTD Data for Action Guide

The purpose of this guide is to shift from data review to data use. ENVISION, June 2016.

NTD_data_for_action_guide (304.26 KB)


Dr. Tony Ukety receives the 2016 Mectizan Award

12 May 2016
Dr. Tony Ukety receives the 2016 Mectizan Award

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tony Ukety, former Coordinator for the Onchocerciasis Elimination NGDO Group was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Mectizan Award. 


Dr. Adrian Hopkins Receives Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmad Al Saud Prevention of Blindness Award

10 May 2016
Dr. Adrian Hopkins Receives Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmad Al Saud Prevention of Blindness Award

Top: Dr. Adrian Hopkins receives Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmad Al Saud Prevention of Blindness Award in Bahrain from the President of the Middle East Africa Council on Opthalmology, Ahmed Abdulla Ahmed

Bottom: Dr.


Merck & Co., Inc. and the Mectizan Donation Program Donate $1 Million to the END Fund for Efforts to Help Eliminate River Blindness in Africa

04 May 2016

Merck & Co., Inc. and the MDP Donate $1 Million to the END Fund to Help Eliminate River Blindness in Africa

Since 1987 Merck & Co.

WHO Guide

WHO Integrated NTD Programme Managers’ Course

This course provides NTD programme managers at the national or high sub-national level with an overview and essential knowledge of the following concepts listed as modules below.

Resources and Tools

Training for TIPAC (Tool for Integrated Planning and Costing): English, French, Portuguese, Bhahasa, and Spanish versions

The Tool for Integrated Planning and Costing, or TIPAC (pronounced “tee-pack”), is a Microsoft Excel-based program that helps users accurately estimate the costs and funding gaps of public health programs.

Resources and Tools

Data Quality Assessment (DQA) for NTDs

Working with the World Health Organization, RTI has developed a tool for assessing the quality of data for NTDs which focuses exclusively on

(1) verifying the quality of reported data, and (2) assessing the underlying data management and reporting systems for standard program-level output indicators to validate the reported achievements within the health information monitoring and reporting system, as well as identify areas that need strengthening.


The Story Behind The River Blindness Story: Itching, Weeding, Snipping

16 January 2016

NPR’s Jason Beaubien is interviewed regarding his journey to Ghana, where yearly doses of ivermectin have dramatically reduced the scourge of river blindness, a disease caused by parasitic worms that can rob people of their sight.


What A Difference A Drug Makes In The Fight Against River Blindness

12 January 2016

An article describing the importance of and complexity in distributing ivermectin annually to people affected by onchocerciasis. NPR, January 14, 2016.


Responding to Failed Transmission Assessment Surveys

Report of ad hoc meeting, convened to respond to requests by national lymphatic filariasis elimination programmes for the best available guidance on: (i) investigating failures of transmission assessment surveys (TAS); and (ii) identifying corrective actions to both prevent and respond to failures.

Responding Failed TAS-eng (1.20 MB)