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Scientific Publication

Publication: Serological Evaluation of Onchocerciasis and Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination in the Bakoye and Falémé foci, Mali

This research article examines the Ov16 (onchocerciasis) and Wb123 (lymphatic filariasis) seroprevalence in the Bakoye and Falémé foci in Mali after 24 – 25 years of treatment.

Dolo et al., 2020 (1.05 MB)

Mectizan Expert Committee Statement on Potential Efficacy of Ivermectin on COVID-19

Mectizan Expert Committee Statement on Potential Efficacy of Ivermectin on COVID-19

A report by Caly et. al.* found that ivermectin has shown in vitro activity against SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) in tissue culture with Vero-hSLAM cells.


Stamp Out Oncho – Cameroon 2019 (A Short Film)

This short film covers the movement to eliminate Onchocerciasis (river blindness) in Cameroon, Africa. Follow our Vimeo account for more video footage from the field.

Scientific Publication

Publication: Challenges to Making the Decision to Stop Mass Drug Administration for Onchocerciasis: Lessons Learned from Nigeria

This editorial from Darin S. Evans raises important questions regarding the decision to stop mass drug administration (MDA) for countries with onchocerciasis as they approach transmission interruption.

Evans, 2020 (38.33 KB)

WHO Guide

WHO Road Map 2021-2030: Ending the Neglect to Attain the Sustainable Development Goals (draft)

The WHO road map for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is a call to action for Member States, donors, implementing partners, disease experts and all other stakeholders to align their strategies and plans towards the prevention of infections and alleviation of the suffering of people affected by NTDs.

WHO Road Map for NTDs 2021-2030 (2.45 MB)

Scientific Publication

Publication: Interruption of Transmission of Human Onchocerciasis by Mass Drug Administration Program in Plateau & Nasarawa States, Nigeria

This research paper focuses on the first stop-Mass Drug Administration (MDA) decision for onchocerciasis in Nigeria. These findings can be modeled by other African countries to advance their MDA programs to reach similar levels of success.

Richards et al., 2020 (803.37 KB)

Scientific Publication

Publication: The First Coordinated Interruption of Onchocerciasis Transmission in Africa

This research paper details the coordinated stop of MDA, decided by Sudan and Ethiopia, due to satisfying the World Health Organization’s criteria for interruption of onchocerciasis transmission.

Katabarwa et al., 2020 (3.04 MB)


It’s Time To Stamp Out Oncho! (A Short Film)

This is a short video highlighting the importance of getting rid of onchocerciasis (river blindness). Follow our Vimeo account for more video footage from the field.


Press release: Throwback 1987 Article, Featuring Merck’s Announcement to Distribute Mectizan!

02 March 2020

Check out this 30+ year old article, reporting when Merck announced its decision to distribute Mectizan to countries that need it.


Together we can Stamp Out Oncho! A short film.

We are delighted to share this short film produced by the Mectizan Donation Program for the launch of the “Stamp Out Oncho” advocacy campaign.

MDP Newsletter

Mectizan Program Notes – Winter 2018

Click HERE to read the 2018 Mectizan Program Notes: