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Africa eye war waged on river blindness

12 October 2016

Article covering the continued need for ivermectin (Mectizan®) to treat onchocerciasis. The Financial Times, October 12, 2016.

Resources and Tools

Health Systems Strengthening for the Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Strong national health systems will be critical to ensure progress towards NTD control and elimination not only accelerates but is sustainable.

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Resources and Tools

MDA Preferred Practices

An evidence-based practical guide for an effective mass drug administration program. ENVISION, September 2016.

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Resources and Tools

MDA Preferred Practices (French version)

Un guide pratique fondé sur des preuves pour un programme d’administration traitement de masse efficace. ENVISION, September 2016.

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Guatemala is the fourth country to eliminate river blindness!

29 September 2016
Guatemala is the fourth country to eliminate river blindness!

Guatemala is the fourth country to eliminate river blindness! In a statement from Merck & Co., Inc. (known as MSD outside North America) Merck chairman and CEO Kenneth C.

Resources and Tools

Job Aid Packet: Serious Adverse Events (English and French versions)

This packet of job aids (provided in English and French versions below) assists in preparing for and managing adverse and serious adverse events (SAEs).

News

Announcing changes to MDP leadership

02 September 2016

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Yao Sodahlon, MD, MSc, will become the next Director of the Mectizan Donation Program (MDP), beginning on October 17, 2016. 

Resources and Tools

Job Aid: Disease-specific Assessments for Lymphatic Filariasis

Job aid in English and French versions (see below). ENVISION, August 2016.

News

How Worm Warriors Are Beating An Unbeatable Worm

11 August 2016

Article about “breaking the life cycle” of onchocerca volvulu, the parasitic worm that causes onchocerciasis, commonly called river blindness. NPR, August 11, 2016.

Resources and Tools

Data Quality Assessment (DQA) for NTDs

Working with the World Health Organization, RTI adapted existing methodologies to develop a tool for assessing the quality of data for NTDs which focuses exclusively on (1) verifying the quality of reported data, and (2) assessing the underlying data management and reporting systems for standard program-level output indicators to validate the reported achievements within the health information monitoring and reporting system, as well as identify areas that need strengthening.

Resources and Tools

A toolkit for integrated vector management in sub-Saharan Africa (English and French versions)

This toolkit is designed to help national and regional program managers coordinate across sectors to design and run large IVM programs.

Toolkit Vector Management EN (5.49 MB)

Resources and Tools

NTD Data for Action Guide

The purpose of this guide is to shift from data review to data use. ENVISION, June 2016.

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News

Dr. Tony Ukety receives the 2016 Mectizan Award

12 May 2016
Dr. Tony Ukety receives the 2016 Mectizan Award

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tony Ukety, former Coordinator for the Onchocerciasis Elimination NGDO Group was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Mectizan Award. 

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Dr. Adrian Hopkins Receives Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmad Al Saud Prevention of Blindness Award

10 May 2016
Dr. Adrian Hopkins Receives Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmad Al Saud Prevention of Blindness Award

Top: Dr. Adrian Hopkins receives Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmad Al Saud Prevention of Blindness Award in Bahrain from the President of the Middle East Africa Council on Opthalmology, Ahmed Abdulla Ahmed

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Merck & Co., Inc. and the Mectizan Donation Program Donate $1 Million to the END Fund for Efforts to Help Eliminate River Blindness in Africa

04 May 2016

Merck & Co., Inc. and the MDP Donate $1 Million to the END Fund to Help Eliminate River Blindness in Africa

Since 1987 Merck & Co.

WHO Guide

WHO Integrated NTD Programme Managers’ Course

This course provides NTD programme managers at the national or high sub-national level with an overview and essential knowledge of the following concepts listed as modules below.

Resources and Tools

Training for TIPAC (Tool for Integrated Planning and Costing): English, French, Portuguese, Bhahasa, and Spanish versions

The Tool for Integrated Planning and Costing, or TIPAC (pronounced “tee-pack”), is a Microsoft Excel-based program that helps users accurately estimate the costs and funding gaps of public health programs.