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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.

Resources and Tools

ESPEN Data Portal

The ESPEN Portal is an electronic platform designed to enable health ministries and stakeholders to share, and exchange subnational programme data, in support of the NTD control and elimination goals.

Resources and Tools

Neglected Tropical Diseases World Map

This tool (click map below for interactive map) allows the user to selectively view multiple variables at once, identifying co-endemicity and intervention gaps, and thereby provides a stepping stone for integrated programming in country.


Series “For As Long As It’s Needed” Video 1: About the Disease

First in a series of five documentary videos exploring the history and impact of the Mectizan Donation Program.


Series “For As Long As It’s Needed” Video 2: Discovering a Cure

Second in a series of five documentary videos exploring the history and impact of the Mectizan Donation Program.


Series “For As Long As It’s Needed” Video 3: Merck’s Pledge

Third in a series of five documentary videos exploring the history and impact of the Mectizan Donation Program.


Estimated prevalence of eye worm history in Africa: Map

Map, WHO/APOC. Click link below for downloadable map.

Resources and Tools

Confirmatory Mapping Survey Builder (English, French, and Portuguese versions)

The Confirmatory Mapping Survey Builder tool was designed to provide a more rigorous assessment of ongoing lymphatic filariasis transmission where initial mapping yielded inconclusive results.

SSBremapping_v1.6[1] (631.50 KB)

Resources and Tools

TAS-STH Survey Sample Builder Tool

The TAS-STH Survey Sample Builder tool was designed to help capture the impact of lymphatic filariasis programs on soil-transmitted helminthiasis and provide guidance on whether ongoing mass drug administration is needed to control the transmission of intestinal worms.

TAS_STH_SurveySampleBuilder_v1.51 (786.50 KB)

Resources and Tools

Coverage Survey Builder for Coverage Evaluations

The Survey Sample Builder for Coverage Evaluations is designed to help program managers perform NTD coverage surveys. NTD-SC has also developed a web tool to help program managers analyze the results.

Coverage Evaluation Guidelines Final Draft_DEC 2016_clean (1.00 MB)

Resources and Tools

Filariasis Test Strip (FTS) Bench Aid (English and French versions)

This bench aid (English and French versions shown below) provides detailed instruction on the proper use of the new Filariasis Test Strip used for the detection of Wuchereria bancrofti antigen. 

WHO Guide

Modules on Training in monitoring and epidemiological assessment of mass drug administration for eliminating lymphatic filariasis

Modules are grouped for training purposes. Source: WHO.

Theory of transmission assessment surveys (TAS) Practical aspects of transmission assessment surveys WHO TAS Eligibility and Planning Form Additional resources for facilitators

Click on “Module 1: Background” below for example presentation.