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PAHO Recommendation regarding the use of Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19

A recent study informed that ivermectin was successfully used in vitro for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 in experimentally infected cells and two preprint publications on observational clinical studies reported the apparent utility of ivermectin to treat patients with COVID-19 needing mechanical ventilation; neither of these studies were peer-reviewed nor formally published and one of them was later retracted.

PAHO Recommendation Regarding the Use of Ivermectin as a Treatment for COVID-19 (381.44 KB)


“Major obstacle for development”: Ending NTDs is crucial to achieve 2030 Agenda


In this article, the author explains “…the dire consequences of many untreated NTDs are chronic disease and disability. Thus, they contribute significantly to the global burden of chronic conditions and their consequences such as stigma, exclusion and poverty.”


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)