Video: River Blindness Elimination in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

When he was young, Jacob Danboyi’s father began to lose his sight. The problem was diagnosed as onchocerciasis (river blindness), but—in a time before the necessary drugs were available—it was too late to halt progression of the illness. Years later, Danboyi is the Neglected Tropical Diseases coordinator who oversaw the elimination of river blindness in Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

Learn how the combined impact of the drug donation, community distributors, the Nasarawa State Ministry of Health, The Carter Center, and the residents of Nasarawa has finally achieved success.

“They say, ‘How did you do it?’ And I tell them it’s just commitment. Commitment.”

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