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Successful April 2018 MDA for onchocerciasis elimination in Yemen

Published: 05.06.2018

Albendazole and Mectizan

The Mectizan Donation Program congratulates Yemen for a successful April 2018 mass drug administration (MDA) for onchocerciasis elimination!

MDP logo River blindness elimination efforts in Yemen were highly successful in April despite the ongoing civil conflict. Enough Mectizan is provided by the Mectizan Donation Program to treat more than 36,000 people for river blindness resulting in an impressive 88% treatment coverage for onchocerciasis!

The MDA was integrated with the soil-transmitted helminths (STH) and schistosomiasis control programme with 82% treatment coverage.