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