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
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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.
Guide on planning, implementing and monitoring activities at national level. This guide provides the best available information on managing morbidity and preventing disability after acute dermatolymphangioadenitis (ADLA; acute attacks), lymphoedema or elephantiasis, and hydrocoele.
Practical handbook for national lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination program managers, and for entomologists and parasitologists.
The handbook explains the importance of vector control in national programs, outlines entomological procedures for regular and specific vector control, and describes how data should be analysed for better overall understanding of filarial transmission and vectors.
10 July 2013
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July 9, 2013
Contacts: Emily Staub, The Carter Center, Tele: +1-404-420-5126, email@example.com
Carter Center Declares Goal: River Blindness Elimination
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ATLANTA…The Carter Center announced today that it will no longer only control river blindness, but instead it will work with ministries of health to eliminate it in all 10 countries in Africa and Latin America in the areas where the Center fights the neglected disease.
28 May 2013
The World Health Assembly today adopted a resolution on all 17 neglected tropical diseases1. Representatives from 32 countries and six speakers from nongovernmental organizations took part in deliberations of resolution EB132.R7.
07 May 2013
See full story on BBC’s website here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22201676
Africa is beginning to win its battle against the parasitic river blindness infection, thanks in no small part to the painstaking work of villagers who catch the flies responsible for the disease.
29 January 2013
WHO’s Executive Board recommends resolution on 17 neglected tropical diseases
The 132nd Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO), meeting in Geneva, Switzerland today recommended to the 66th Health Assembly a resolution on all 17 neglected tropical diseases.
2nd WHO Report on NTDs (8.29 MB)
26 November 2012
Global partners in fighting disease
By William Foege, Published: November 22
William Foege was director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1977 to 1983.
19 October 2012
The Mectizan Donation Program (MDP) celebrated 25 years of partnership and progress in an Oct. 17 roundtable program at The Carter Center, one of the program’s partners in the fight against river blindness.
Photo essay on treatment of onchocerciasis in Nigeria. Sightsavers, October 12, 2012.