03 October 2012
On 11 October 2012, the Mectizan Donation Program will celebrate 25 years of the Mectizan Donation Program in London. The evening will include a panel discussion on Disease Elimination in the 21st Century, followed by a reception.
06 September 2012
2012 marks twenty five years since Merck announced the donation of Mectizan for river blindness control.
Before Mectizan, the only intervention for river blindness was vector control by larvaciding rivers where the black flies that cause the disease breed.
25 July 2012
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Elimination in Sight
Alumnus Maurcio Sauerbrey leads the effort to end River Blindness in the Americas
What do you do when you have significantly reduced malaria transmission rates in your home country?
31 May 2012
The Mectizan Donation Program would like to congratulate Dr. Bjӧrn Thylefors – recipient of the 2011 Merck Mectizan Award. Dr. Thylefors received his award from Ms.
17 May 2012
For the full MSU press release visit: http://news.msu.edu/story/10259/
A Michigan State University veterinary professor and member of the African Studies Center has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for his work to improve the lives of millions of people with debilitating diseases and his contributions toward eliminating the ailments in many parts of the world.
03 May 2012
The Sudan Federal Ministry of Health’s National Program for Prevention of Blindness issued a press release announcing the interruption of transmission of onchocerciasis (river blindness) in Abu Hamad focus, River Nile State.
22 November 2011
Press Release: Merck and Partners Make Progress In Long-Term Commitment to End River Blindness
Colombia to Request Certification by the World Health Organization of Historic Elimination of River Blindness
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16 November 2011
In a study published online in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Charles Mackenzie and colleagues found that Ivermectin works, not by killing the worms directly, but by binding to proteins secreted by microfilariae that invade the host’s immune system.
10 May 2010
Award of John Holt Medal marks distinguished career of Dr. Adrian Hopkins
On 6 May 2010, Dr. Adrian Hopkins received the John Holt Medal, an honor awarded to distinguished alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s (LSTM) Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.
08 March 2010
Ecuador Becomes Second Country in the Americas to Halt River Blindness Transmission: Carter Center Hails Major Step Forward in Campaign to Rid Americas of Parasitic Infection by 2012; Urges Intensified Efforts in the Four Remaining Endemic Countries
ATLANTA…Carter Center experts congratulate the people of Ecuador for breaking transmission of the blinding parasitic disease river blindness, or onchocerciasis.
04 November 2009
Merck & Co., Inc.* and the Mectizan Donation Program are pleased to announce that Dr. Ed Cupp is the recipient of the 2009 Merck Mectizan Award.
13 October 2009
HKI accepts first prize for preventing blindness
October 13, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey – Helen Keller International (HKI), represented by Shawn Baker, Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, attended the Arab Gulf Program for United Nations Development Organizations’ (AGFUND) ceremony to honor the recipients of its annual International Prize for Pioneering Development Projects.
17 September 2009
Click on the link below to download an MP3 or view the transcript. APOC Director, Dr. Uche Amazigo, and former MEC member, Grace Saguti are featured on a televised report about NTDs and community-drug distributors in Tanzania.