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ENVISION WEBINAR: Using the NTD IEC Social Mobilization Toolkit (English and French versions)

This webinar (English and French versions) provides an overview of the new IEC & Social Mobilization NTD Tool Kit (link is external), which leads users through a step-by-step process to systematically review, revise, develop and adapt current IEC materials and social mobilization approaches towards stronger, evidence-based practices in support of positive behavior change for MDA programs in the control of NTDs.


Special requests for Mectizan

In some cases, onchocerciasis is found in non-endemic countries when an individual or individuals have lived in an endemic country for an extended period of time.

Mectizan Special Request Form.doc (62.50 KB)


Scientists May Have Solved The Mystery Of Nodding Syndrome

15 February 2017

Explore this article on the link between efforts to eliminate river blindness and the potential to reduce a mysterious and rare form of epilepsy.

Resources and Tools

Coverage Survey Resource Package

Other Guidance (to download):

Includes Coverage & KAP Questionnaire (electronic and paper versions), Coverage Survey Report Outline, Sample Report (English version), and Coverage Evaluation Survey Guidance. 


Unsung Saviors: Decatur’s Task Force for Global Health is helping eliminate horrific diseases

30 January 2017

Article on The Task Force for Global Health: “You’ve heard of the CDC, but you probably didn’t know about this under-the-radar nonprofit.”

WHO Guide

Validation of elimination of lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem

Publication delineating the difference between “verification” and “validation” regarding the elimination of lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem, and setting out standard operating procedures for use when a Member State wishes to request such validation.

Validation of Elimination of LF as Public Health Problem-eng (1.28 MB)



Le webinaire fournit un résumé des principales étapes de la gestion de lES événements indésirables graves, y compris répondre aux besoins des patients et de la communauté, déterminer si un événement doit être considéré et des événements indésirables graves, déclarer les SAE, enquêter pour déterminer la causalité et corriger le problème pour assurer le succès futur de MDA programmes.