08 January 2018
A slideshow highlighting a few of the thousands of volunteers trained as community-directed distributors for the River Blindness Elimination Program in Nigeria.
30 December 2017
Photo presentation on the work to eliminate river blindness in Nigeria. The Carter Center, 2017.
WHO and partners are advancing the mainstreaming project Integrating a gender, equity
and human rights focus into national programming on preventive chemotherapy and
transmission (PCT) control for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) during 2016-2019.
WHO-FWC-17.3-eng (1.02 MB)
The WHO Joint Application Package is submitted to WHO by countries applying for donated medicines for Mass Drug Administration to control and/or eliminate lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, and soil transmitted helmthiasis.
Preventive chemotherapy – one of the interventions deployed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to combat at least five Neglected Tropical Diseases – involves administering six medicines in seven different combinations, making it possible to treat more than one disease at a time.
Crossing the Billion (11.52 MB)
12 December 2017
Please enjoy this article and photo essay published in The Guardian commemorating Sightsavers’ billionth treatment with Mectizan® for river blindness.
28 November 2017
An article on Nigeria’s fight to eliminate one of the most debilitating NTDs in the world. Vanguard Media Limited, November 28, 2017.
16 November 2017
Question & Answer interview of Frank O. Richards, who directs the Carter Center’s river blindness, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, and malaria programs.
15 November 2017
Enjoy this article on a $100 million fund launched by Abu Dhabi’s crown prince and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to eliminate river blindness and lymphatic filariasis from key countries in Africa and the Middle East.
12 November 2017
Enjoy this news article covering how the world is benefiting from years of painstaking work, mainly of villagers and volunteers, to eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis), a parasitic infection transmitted by repeated bites of the black fly which breeds in fast-flowing waters.
03 November 2017
The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending an alternative three drug treatment to accelerate the global elimination of lymphatic filariasis – a disabling and disfiguring neglected tropical disease.
13 October 2017
Article. The Carter Center, October 13, 2017.