Successful April 2018 MDA for onchocerciasis elimination in Yemen

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

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

Nepal eliminates trachoma: the backstory

IAPB-Country Chair Nepal and Executive Director
Organisation: Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh

WHO validates Nepal for eliminating trachoma as a public health problem–the first South East Asian country to have achieved this success Trachoma, a chronic conjunctivitis caused by repeated episodes of Chlamydia trachomatis, is still the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a multi-faceted strategy, the SAFE strategy, for trachoma…