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2019

Two States in Nigeria Interrupt Transmission of River Blindness

05/01/2018
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ATLANTA — Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health has interrupted transmission of river blindness in two large states and as a result will stop mass drug administration (MDA) of ivermectin (Mectizan®) in 2018. About 2 million residents of Plateau and Nasarawa states will no longer be taking this medicine because the potentially blinding tropical disease, known in the medical field as onchocerciasis, is no longer being transmitted in the area. The government of Nigeria and The Carter Center have been working together on the MDA program for more than 25 years.

Read the full Carter Center release.

2018

Two States in Nigeria Interrupt Transmission of River Blindness

05/01/2018
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ATLANTA — Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health has interrupted transmission of river blindness in two large states and as a result will stop mass drug administration (MDA) of ivermectin (Mectizan®) in 2018. About 2 million residents of Plateau and Nasarawa states will no longer be taking this medicine because the potentially blinding tropical disease, known in the medical field as onchocerciasis, is no longer being transmitted in the area. The government of Nigeria and The Carter Center have been working together on the MDA program for more than 25 years.

Read the full Carter Center release.

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USAID Neglected Tropical Diseases Program 2016 Evaluation

04/10/2018

In recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the USAID NTD program, the Agency commissioned an independent evaluation to better understand how the program has contributed to achieving the World Health Organization (WHO) 2020 NTD goals and inform the future direction of the Agency NTD Program.

 

2017

Two States in Nigeria Interrupt Transmission of River Blindness

05/01/2018
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ATLANTA — Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health has interrupted transmission of river blindness in two large states and as a result will stop mass drug administration (MDA) of ivermectin (Mectizan®) in 2018. About 2 million residents of Plateau and Nasarawa states will no longer be taking this medicine because the potentially blinding tropical disease, known in the medical field as onchocerciasis, is no longer being transmitted in the area. The government of Nigeria and The Carter Center have been working together on the MDA program for more than 25 years.

Read the full Carter Center release.

2016

Two States in Nigeria Interrupt Transmission of River Blindness

05/01/2018
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ATLANTA — Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health has interrupted transmission of river blindness in two large states and as a result will stop mass drug administration (MDA) of ivermectin (Mectizan®) in 2018. About 2 million residents of Plateau and Nasarawa states will no longer be taking this medicine because the potentially blinding tropical disease, known in the medical field as onchocerciasis, is no longer being transmitted in the area. The government of Nigeria and The Carter Center have been working together on the MDA program for more than 25 years.

Read the full Carter Center release.

2015

Two States in Nigeria Interrupt Transmission of River Blindness

05/01/2018
Logo for the Carter Center

ATLANTA — Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health has interrupted transmission of river blindness in two large states and as a result will stop mass drug administration (MDA) of ivermectin (Mectizan®) in 2018. About 2 million residents of Plateau and Nasarawa states will no longer be taking this medicine because the potentially blinding tropical disease, known in the medical field as onchocerciasis, is no longer being transmitted in the area. The government of Nigeria and The Carter Center have been working together on the MDA program for more than 25 years.

Read the full Carter Center release.

2014

Two States in Nigeria Interrupt Transmission of River Blindness

05/01/2018
Logo for the Carter Center

ATLANTA — Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health has interrupted transmission of river blindness in two large states and as a result will stop mass drug administration (MDA) of ivermectin (Mectizan®) in 2018. About 2 million residents of Plateau and Nasarawa states will no longer be taking this medicine because the potentially blinding tropical disease, known in the medical field as onchocerciasis, is no longer being transmitted in the area. The government of Nigeria and The Carter Center have been working together on the MDA program for more than 25 years.

Read the full Carter Center release.