covering the role national onchocerciasis elimination committees (NOECs) play in helping ministries of health complete the pathway to successful verification of elimination of onchocerciasis (river blindness), as outlined in the 2016 World Health Organization guidelines.
This article covers the role of the NGDO Coordination Group for the Control of Onchocerciasis. The Group was launched in 1992, and with the paradigm shift from control of disease to elimination of onchocerciasis transmission, the Group shifted its orientation to that new paradigm in 2013.
This paper discusses some of the important issues that programmes are grappling with as they transition to elimination and provides some potential approaches that programmes can use to address them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Abstract on the integration of mass drug administrations against multiple NTDs. Hopkins, Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, Volume 103, 2009 – Issue sup1.
Article on a symposium held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the donation of Mectizan® and albendazole for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis.
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.
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.
Abstract on the Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA). Sauerbrey, Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 2008 Sep; 102 Suppl 1:25-9.