The InterAmerican Conference on Onchocerciasis is an annual event where stakeholders in the elimination programme’s regional initiative can present information on progress and discuss challenges.
First in a series of manuals
covering crucial aspects of monitoring and evaluation. Public health interventions using preventive chemotherapy to control neglected tropical diseases(NTDs) depend on people in endemic areas receiving the medicines or drugs they need in the places where they live, at appropriate regular intervals.
10 May 2010
Award of John Holt Medal marks distinguished career of Dr. Adrian Hopkins
On 6 May 2010, Dr. Adrian Hopkins received the John Holt Medal, an honor awarded to distinguished alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s (LSTM) Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.
08 March 2010
Ecuador Becomes Second Country in the Americas to Halt River Blindness Transmission: Carter Center Hails Major Step Forward in Campaign to Rid Americas of Parasitic Infection by 2012; Urges Intensified Efforts in the Four Remaining Endemic Countries
ATLANTA…Carter Center experts congratulate the people of Ecuador for breaking transmission of the blinding parasitic disease river blindness, or onchocerciasis.
04 November 2009
Merck & Co., Inc.* and the Mectizan Donation Program are pleased to announce that Dr. Ed Cupp is the recipient of the 2009 Merck Mectizan Award.
13 October 2009
HKI accepts first prize for preventing blindness
October 13, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey – Helen Keller International (HKI), represented by Shawn Baker, Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, attended the Arab Gulf Program for United Nations Development Organizations’ (AGFUND) ceremony to honor the recipients of its annual International Prize for Pioneering Development Projects.
17 September 2009
Click on the link below to download an MP3 or view the transcript. APOC Director, Dr. Uche Amazigo, and former MEC member, Grace Saguti are featured on a televised report about NTDs and community-drug distributors in Tanzania.
This article provides an insight of how the Tanzania Lymphatic Filariasis Programme began and discusses key areas in the programme’s design.
Abstract on the first 8 years of The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. Hooper et al, Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, Volume 103, 2009 – Issue sup1.
This review examines the thinking and the processes behind the development of albendazole, from the first ideas in the mid 1980s to the establishment of the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis.
Abstract on progress made in preventing the disability of lymphatic filariasis, the monitoring and evaluation of such disability and its control, and the integration of disability prevention with mass drug administrations and efforts to control other disabling diseases.
Abstract addressing the central role that filariasis patients have played in the Tanzania Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Programme to date, and covering some of the clinical successes achieved between 1999 and 2009.
Abstract on the integration of mass drug administrations against multiple NTDs. Hopkins, Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, Volume 103, 2009 – Issue sup1.
Article on a symposium held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the donation of Mectizan® and albendazole for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis.
The map shown results from rapid epidemiological mapping of onchocerciasis, which enabled the national onchocerciasis task forces to put together national plans and project proposals for onchocerciasis control.
Abstract on the partnership launched in 1999 between the World Health Organization’s Programme for the Prevention of Blindness and Deafness and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness for onchocerciasis control.
Abstract on the role of the World Bank in supporting the global partnership dedicated to the control of onchocerciasis. Bangoura, Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 2008 Sep; 102 Suppl 1:31-3.
Abstract on the Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA). Sauerbrey, Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 2008 Sep; 102 Suppl 1:25-9.