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.
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.
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.
12 May 2016
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.
10 May 2016
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
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.
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.