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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:

Annual Highlights

2017 Annual Highlights

The accomplishments of the Mectizan Donation Program in its 30th year (see English and French versions below).

MDP_AH17_English (2.20 MB)

MDP Newsletter

Mectizan Program Notes: Summer 2018

Click the image to view the Summer 2018 Mectizan Program Notes:



MEC Guidelines and Recommendations

MEC Guide for Donations of Mectizan in IDA Countries

Guide for Donations of Mectizan® to Accelerate the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in Countries where Onchocerciasis is not co-endemic.

Guide for Donations of Mectizan Application for IDA countries (949.30 KB)

Resources and Tools

Managing Morbidity and Preventing Disability (MMDP) Toolkit

The World Health Organization (WHO) is developing a toolkit to help programs implement MMDP services. The toolkit incorporates relevant resources developed by WHO and partner institutions, and its objectives are as follows:

provide tools and templates for implementation of key activities to strengthen delivery by the health system of the recommended minimum package of care for LF patients make information and tools accessible to national LF programs and health professionals around the world identify and resolve gaps in resources

Components focus on the following areas:

Planning, including patient estimation Capacity Building to Deliver MMDP Services Documentation of MMDP services

Resources and Tools

Neglected Tropical Diseases: Planning, requesting medicines and reporting via the Joint Application Package

Explanation of how the process of procuring donated medicines for PCT NTDs works along with links to download required forms. Source: WHO.

WHO Guide

WHO Programme Managers’ Training Course

Course in six modules, each with multiple sessions in presentation format, which may be downloaded. Please click on Session 1.1 below to see a sample presentation.