Mectizan Donation Program | Local power. Global Change.
MERCK A program at The Task Force for Global Health
Switch to French site

Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas

International organizations

The Onchocerciasis Elimination Program of the Americas (OEPA) was formed to end illness and transmission of onchocerciasis in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Venezuela. Headquartered in Guatemala, OEPA partners with the ministries of health of the six affected countries in Latin America, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, academic institutions, and independent organizations. OEPA is sponsored by another MDP key partner, The Carter Center.


Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas website