May 14, 2015—On May 14, 2015, the World Bank Group and PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases launches a collection of peer-reviewed articles on the history and success of the control of river blindness (onchocerciasis) in Africa that started with the Onchocerciasis Control Program (OCP) in 1974 and transitioned into the African Program for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) in 1995.
Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the University of California, Berkeley, and colleagues have developed a mobile phone microscope to measure blood levels of the parasitic filarial worm Loa loa.
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.
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.
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.
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.