21 December 2016
“Progress has been made in every area that makes disease elimination and eradication possible — from diagnosis and treatment to mapping and modelling.
21 November 2016
On behalf of Merck & Co., Inc.* and the Mectizan Donation Program, we are delighted to announce that Dr. Laurent Yaméogo was selected as the recipient of the 2015 Merck Mectizan Award in recognition of his contributions to the elimination of onchocerciasis (river blindness).
This job aid (provided in English and French versions below) addresses how to calculate different types of coverage – geographical, epidemiological, program, and national.
Ce guide propose aux utilisateurs de suivre, étape par étape, le processus à mettre en place afin depouvoir systématiquement et stratégiquement revoir, réviser, développer, adapter les documents et les autres outils IEC ainsi que les approches autour de la mobilisation sociale.
ntd_social_mobilization_guide_french_digital (938.38 KB)
Progress towards eliminating onchocerciasis in the WHO Region of the Americas: verification of elimination of transmission in Guatemala (page 501), World Epidemiological Record, 2015–2016.
WER9143pp501_505 (921.04 KB)
20 October 2016
An article discussing how transmission of disease occurs in only 9 of 36 Ugandan districts since eradication efforts began. Al Jazeera, October 20, 2016.
12 October 2016
Article covering the continued need for ivermectin (Mectizan®) to treat onchocerciasis. The Financial Times, October 12, 2016.
29 September 2016
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.
This packet of job aids (provided in English and French versions below) assists in preparing for and managing adverse and serious adverse events (SAEs).
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.
in English and French versions (see below). ENVISION, August 2016.