MDP Program Notes – Winter 2022

Happy new year 2022 written in English Portuguese French and Spanish
As World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day 2022 comes to an end, we wish you health and happiness in another year of working together to reach our NTD Road Map goals. We have much to celebrate and much still to achieve! We are grateful for our partners and supporters on the journey to Stamp Out Oncho and Eliminate LF.
See below for new videos and and a job opportunity at MDP.

100% Committed to Ending NTDs

“It’s our moral duty to ensure that the goals are reached.”
– Dr. Yao Sodahlon, Mectizan Donation Program Director

screen shot from a video showing a young girl in Cameroon

Hear from people around the world about how neglected tropical diseases affect their lives as they struggle with fear, shame, and anxiety about the unknown in addition to the physical symptoms.

This heartwarming new video also provides perspectives from from global health workers and NTD experts from many sectors on the difficulties and possibilities in the job of controlling or even eliminating these diseases.

Watch the video here.


MDP salutes World NTD Day

On World NTD Day we look back on more than three decades of the groundbreaking donation by Merck & Co., Inc.* of Mectizan to eliminate onchocerciasis, which led to additional companies donating medicines to combat other NTDs. Watch the video here.

screen shot of a video showing a boy receiving medicine from a woman

Illustration of a hand holding a magnifying glass with the text We are hiring a Principal Deputy Director at Mectizan Donation ProgramCareer opportunity: Join the MDP team

We have big goals and that means we need a strong team. Please share this job posting with your network—or apply yourself!

Principal Deputy Director, Mectizan Donation Program

The Principal Deputy Director for the Mectizan Donation Program (MDP) serves as the second-in-command to the Director for all management and science-related decisions that govern MDP’s work. See the Task Force career page for the job posting and to apply.


*Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey USA, is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada.

The Mectizan Donation Program is an international program to eliminate river blindness and lymphatic filariasis primarily funded by Merck, with support from GlaxoSmithKline.

Share This Post: