Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Mectizan donation all year with our series of new videos. Fifth: The Strategy – Getting Mectizan in the right hands at the right time takes a lot of coordination.
Mectizan is effective in eliminating river blindness, but it must get to the right hands at the right time-–and this takes a lot of coordination. The Mectizan Donation Program relies on a constellation of local and global partners, including Ministries of Health, the World Health Organization, Non-Governmental Organizations, donors, scientists, and Merck & Co., Inc. They work together to provide Mectizan to those who need it. This partnership is one of the most successful global collaborations of its kind. It will also help us beat another disease: lymphatic filariasis. Stay tuned to the next film to find out how.