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.
webinar explains the WHO process for validating elimination of LF as a public health problem and provides examples of developing the dossier.
Community home-based prevention of disability due to lymphatic filariasis (
English and French versions). Training Material. WHO, September 13, 2017.
14 August 2017
Article stating two more river blindness transmission zones in Uganda are free from the parasitic infection that that causes intense itching, rashes, eye lesions, and blindness.
05 July 2017
slideshow and article highlighting the fight against onchoserciasis in Sudan. Source: The Carter Center.
Common diagnostic tools and methods used to “map” disease (determine which populations need treatment and other public health interventions to reduce transmission) and conduct ongoing disease surveillance.
Diagnostics Quick Reference Guide
03 May 2017
article on the global alliance working to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (Espanol). El Pais, May 3, 2017.
27 April 2017
article on how donors and drug firms are co-operating to defeat ancient plagues. The Economist, April 27, 2017.
19 April 2017
article published on one of Tanzania’s leading English-language news sites, exploring the concept that eliminating NTDs should be focused on economically disadvantaged populations.
In October 2012, The Mectizan Donation Program celebrated its 25th anniversary with NGDO Partner The Carter Center at The Carter Center in Atlanta.