04 February 2015
The Mectizan Donation Program is co-sponsoring an exhibit in partnership with The Carter Center and the American Museum of Natural History titled “Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease.” The exhibit uses photography, videography, and artifacts to highlight several global efforts to fight infections.
14 January 2015
An article explaining the critical differences in controlling, eliminating, or eradicating a disease. NPR, January 14, 2015.
Ce guide a été conçu pour enseigner aux membres du personnel des programmes nationaux
d’élimination de la FL, notamment le personnel de santé aux niveaux régional et de district, les
éléments essentiels des programmes nationaux de suivi et d’évaluation pour l’élimination de la FL.
Guide des Instructeurs_fre (804.08 KB)
20 November 2014
The Mectizan Donation Congratulates Mr. John J. Moores Sr. – recipient of the 2014 Merck Mectizan AwardJohn Moores
The Merck Mectizan Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment to fighting river blindness and/or lymphatic filariasis.
30 September 2014
For Immediate Release: 30 September 2014
Contact: Joni Lawrence, Associate Director, Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mectizan Donation Program congratulates Ecuador on becoming the second country to achieve verification of elimination of river blindness
DECATUR, GA USA — 30 September 2014 – The Mectizan Donation Program congratulates President Rafael Correa, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health, The Carter Center and its Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas, and the Pan American Health Organization on the announcement that Ecuador has been verified by the World Health Organization as the second country to eliminate river blindness, one of the leading causes of preventable blindness worldwide.
16 May 2014
Please enjoy this story of the formation of a coalition to fight onchocerciasis, as told by Dr. William Foege, founder of The Task Force for Global Health, to Bill Gates.
27 March 2014
On April 2, the United to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Conversation on Progress webcast and live Q&A will be broadcast live from Institut Pasteur in Paris from 18:00 – 19:30 Central European Time/12:00 – 13:30 Eastern Standard Time.
This manual is designed to teach personnel of national programmes to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, including regional and district health personnel, the essential elements of monitoring and evaluating national programmes to eliminate LF.
Facilitators Guide_eng (4.53 MB)
02 October 2013
From an article published in The Guardian written by OEPA’s Alba Lucia Morales
Colombia recently eliminated this neglected disease through health education and drugs.
29 July 2013
Contact: Joni Lawrence, Associate Director, Communications email@example.com
The Mectizan Donation Program congratulates Colombia on its achievement as the first country to receive verification of elimination of river blindness from WHO.
15 July 2013
A major step towards eliminating river blindness
On Monday 8 July, in Cameroon, Sightsavers made a major step towards our goal of eliminating river blindness by 2020 with the distribution of our 250 millionth Mectizan® treatment.