28 October 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced in this week’s WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record that Malawi has been validated to have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem.
02 March 2020
Check out this 30+ year old article, reporting when Merck announced its decision to distribute Mectizan to countries that need it.
12 April 2018
Enjoy this article on the billionth treatment for river blindness and lymphatic filariasis provided by Sightsavers and partners.
23 March 2018
The Carter Center and partners are working with Nigeria’s Ministry of Health to eliminate river blindness in nine of the country’s states, including Plateau, where Kisanchi is located.
07 February 2018
Article, Business Daily, February 7, 2018.
A 2016 study shows the country can save over Sh193bn by 2030 through elimination of trachoma, bilharzia, elephantiasis, and intestinal worms.
31 January 2018
Five years after the policy change from river blindness control to elimination, the Ministry of Health would like to announce the interruption of transmission in the Metema river blindness focus in Amhara Regional State.
RiverBlindness Ethiopia MOH PressRelease (60.40 KB)
08 January 2018
A slideshow highlighting a few of the thousands of volunteers trained as community-directed distributors for the River Blindness Elimination Program in Nigeria.
30 December 2017
Photo presentation on the work to eliminate river blindness in Nigeria. The Carter Center, 2017.
12 December 2017
Please enjoy this article and photo essay published in The Guardian commemorating Sightsavers’ billionth treatment with Mectizan® for river blindness.
28 November 2017
An article on Nigeria’s fight to eliminate one of the most debilitating NTDs in the world. Vanguard Media Limited, November 28, 2017.
16 November 2017
Question & Answer interview of Frank O. Richards, who directs the Carter Center’s river blindness, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, and malaria programs.
15 November 2017
Enjoy this article on a $100 million fund launched by Abu Dhabi’s crown prince and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to eliminate river blindness and lymphatic filariasis from key countries in Africa and the Middle East.
12 November 2017
Enjoy this news article covering how the world is benefiting from years of painstaking work, mainly of villagers and volunteers, to eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis), a parasitic infection transmitted by repeated bites of the black fly which breeds in fast-flowing waters.
03 November 2017
The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending an alternative three drug treatment to accelerate the global elimination of lymphatic filariasis – a disabling and disfiguring neglected tropical disease.