Dr. Rand Carpenter joins MDP

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

Dr. Rand Carpenter, a medical epidemiologist,  has joined as the Deputy Director of the Mectizan® Donation Program. He is primarily responsible for managing MDP’s technical operations. This includes working with partner countries and the Mectizan Expert Committee to review applications for Mectizan and monitor the supply chain, as well as coordinating with Merck and Co.,…

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…

New Fund to Eliminate Onchocerciasis

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 is pleased to share the good news that during the “Reaching the Last Mile: Mobilizing Together to Eliminate Infectious Diseases” event held in Abu Dhabi earlier this week, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a $100 million fund to eliminate river…