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Guide for the detection of a Potential Recrudescence during the period of Post-Treatment Surveillance (Oncho)

This report describes the aims, phases, and methodology of Post-Treatment Surveillance as operationalized by the endemic countries and the Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas.

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The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis: health impact during its first 8 years (2000–2007)

Abstract on the first 8 years of The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. Hooper et al, Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, Volume 103, 2009 – Issue sup1.

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The development of albendazole for lymphatic filariasis

This review examines the thinking and the processes behind the development of albendazole, from the first ideas in the mid 1980s to the establishment of the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis.

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Ten years of managing the clinical manifestations and disabilities of lymphatic filariasis

Abstract on progress made in preventing the disability of lymphatic filariasis, the monitoring and evaluation of such disability and its control, and the integration of disability prevention with mass drug administrations and efforts to control other disabling diseases.

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Lymphatic filariasis: patients and the global elimination programme

Abstract addressing the central role that filariasis patients have played in the Tanzania Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Programme to date, and covering some of the clinical successes achieved between 1999 and 2009.

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GlaxoSmithKline and Merck: private-sector collaboration for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis

Abstract on the unique private-sector collaboration of the pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A.,* to support the global efforts to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, through donations of drugs to prevent the disease.

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Challenges for the integration of mass drug administrations against multiple ‘neglected tropical diseases’

Abstract on the integration of mass drug administrations against multiple NTDs. Hopkins, Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, Volume 103, 2009 – Issue sup1.

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A decade of ivermectin–albendazole donation for lymphatic filariasis

Article on a symposium held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the donation of Mectizan® and albendazole for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis.

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Vision 2020 – the Right to Sight

Abstract on the partnership launched in 1999 between the World Health Organization’s Programme for the Prevention of Blindness and Deafness and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness for onchocerciasis control.

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The World Bank

Abstract on the role of the World Bank in supporting the global partnership dedicated to the control of onchocerciasis. Bangoura, Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 2008 Sep; 102 Suppl 1:31-3.

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The Onchocerciasis Program for the Americas

Abstract on the Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA). Sauerbrey, Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 2008 Sep; 102 Suppl 1:25-9.

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The Onchocerciasis Control Programme in West Africa (OCP)

Abstract on the establishment of the Onchocerciasis Control Programme in West Africa. Boatin, Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 2008 Sep; 102 Suppl 1: 13-7.

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The NGDO Co-ordination Group for Onchocerciasis Control

Abstract on the involvement of the NGDO network in onchocerciasis control. Haddad, Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 2008 Sep; 102 Suppl 1:35-8.

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The Mectizan Donation Program (MDP)

Abstract on the Mectizan® Donation Program (MDP), which was launched in 1987 by Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A.* Thylefors, Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 2008 Sep; 102 Suppl 1:39-44.

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The African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

Abstract on The African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC), which was launched in 1995 for the ultimate purpose of eliminating human onchocerciasis from the African countries in which the disease was endemic.

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Special Intervention Zones

Abstract on The Special Intervention Zones (SIZ) of the former Onchocerciasis Control Programme (OCP), which were launched in December 2002, following the closure of the OCP, to sustain the momentum that had been gained for onchocerciasis control through Mectizan distribution and vector control.

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Twenty Years of Mectizan Mass Treatment: Past, Present and Future Perspectives

Collection of scientific articles on two decades of the use of Mectizan® in the effort to control (and eventually eliminate as a public health problem) the parasitic disease of onchocerciasis.