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ENVISION Webinar on Fixed Obligation Grants: Sharing Best Practices

Brief overview of Fixed Obligation Grants (FOGs), a contractual mechanism used by the project to fund local NTD control program activities.

fog_webinar_final (4.00 MB)


Cruzada contra el mal de la pata de elefante (Espanol)

03 May 2017

An article on the global alliance working to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (Espanol). El Pais, May 3, 2017.


A global attack on long-neglected tropical diseases is succeeding

27 April 2017

An article on how donors and drug firms are co-operating to defeat ancient plagues. The Economist, April 27, 2017.


Tanzania: Fighting Neglected Diseases ‘Means Uplifting Livelihoods’

19 April 2017

An 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.


MDP Anniversary Event: reuniting key players Carter, Foege, Vagelos

In October 2012, The Mectizan Donation Program celebrated its 25th anniversary with NGDO Partner The Carter Center at The Carter Center in Atlanta.

Scientific Publication

Eliminating onchocerciasis as a public health problem

Article by Dr. Björn Thylefors

Tropical Medicine & International Health.

Volume 9, Issue 4, pages A1–A3, April 2004.

eliminating_oncho (150.07 KB)


Report from the 7th Meeting of the GAELF

This report summarizes the 7th meeting of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF), Washington DC, November 18-19, 2012. The theme, “A Future Free of Lymphatic Filariasis: Reaching the Vision by Scaling Up, Scaling Down and Reaching Out”, emphasized new strategies and partnerships necessary to reach the 2020 goal of elimination of lymphatic filariasis (LF) as a public-health problem.

GAELFreport (1.32 MB)


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)