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Onchocerciasis and Mectizan

Helen Keller International

Onchocerciasis and Mectizan

Training Activities for Community Health Workers

by Helen Keller International

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Helen Keller International .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Prevention,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Forensic Medicine,
  • Medical,
  • Onchocerciasis,
  • Allied Health Services - General,
  • Community health aides,
  • Chemotherapy,
  • Ivermectin

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages56
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8334391M
    ISBN 100915173344
    ISBN 109780915173341
    OCLC/WorldCa32169209

    Onchocerciasis and Mectizan. Mectizan® has been donated for the control of onchocerciasis for over twenty years, and also for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis for the last ten years. Merck & Co. Inc, or MSD as the company is known in many other parts of the world, are donating Mectizan® to as many who need it for as long as it is needed. Here, we review all data available at the Ministry of Public Health in order to describe the history of the National Program for Onchocerciasis Control (NPOC) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Discovered in , the disease is endemic in all provinces. Ivermectin was introduced in as clinical treatment, then as mass treatment in Author: Jean-Claude Makenga Bof, Fortunat Ntumba Tshitoka, Daniel Muteba, Paul Mansiangi, Yves Coppieters.

      Onchocerciasis is a rare tropical parasitic disease transmitted by a black fly. Infection by the parasite can cause eye and skin problems. Infection by the parasite can cause eye and skin problems. In humans, the parasitic worms live under the skin . Well-written and inspirational, The Task Force for Child Survival: Secrets of Successful Coalitions is a firsthand perspective on the creation and history of one of the most successful coalitions in global expert authority on vaccine programs and global health, author William H. Foege, former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was the lead architect of the.

      As the goals for onchocerciasis programmes have evolved, the requirements for mapping have changed as well. For the OCP (–), the target was interruption of transmission through blackfly control. Therefore, the mapping that was needed was definition of the breeding sites for the blackfly vectors being targeted with by: 8. In October , Mectizan [ivermectin] was licensed, and Merck & Co., the drug company which produced it, agreed to donate the drug worldwide to treat people with onchocerciasis. The Mectizan Donation Programme; the Mectizan Expert Committee; Mectizan treatment programme guidelines; and the Mectizan donation application, are each discussed in this by:


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Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, is a disease caused by infection with the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus. Symptoms include severe itching, bumps under the skin, and blindness. It is the second-most common cause of blindness due to infection, after trachoma.

The parasite worm is spread by the bites of a black fly of the Simulium type. Pronunciation: /ˌɒŋkoʊsɜːrˈsaɪəsɪs, -ˈkaɪ-/. Onchocerciasis and Mectizan. By Dr. Bob Fetherlin.

Onchocerciasis is the world’s second leading cause of blindness. Its more common name is “river blindness.” Black flies, the culprits that transmit it, are common along the tropical waterways of sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Central and South America.

Mectizan Expert Committee. The Mectizan Expert Committee (MEC) is an independent body of nine internationally recognized experts in the fields of public health, tropical disease, and ophthalmology established by Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A.* to provide technical oversight of the Mectizan Donation Program.

With the exception of the Chair, Mectizan Expert Committee Members are. The Mectizan Donation Program is an international program to eliminate river blindness and lymphatic filariasis (LF), primarily funded by Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A.,* with additional support from GSK.

For LF, Mectizan is co-administered with albendazole, which is donated by GSK. *Merck is known as MSD outside the USA and Canada. The Mectizan Donation Program displayed Merck's support of the stakeholder theory and that its duty lied with its patients.

[ edit ] Raymond Gilmartin is a alumnus of the Harvard Business School and an American businessman that served as the CEO of Merck starting in Onchocerca volvulus, the Onchocerciasis and Mectizan book agent of human onchocerciasis (see p.

), is transmitted by the blackflies Simulium damnosum (Fig. ) and Simulium neavei in Africa and Simulium ochraceum, Simulium callidum, and Simulium metallicum in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Females of Simulium spp. deposit eggs in fast-flowing water ranging from streams to large rivers; in the.

Over the last 30 years a large international partnership has successfully attacked onchocerciasis. This partnership has defeated the disease in 10 of the 11 countries in West Africa and is making progress in the remaining endemic countries in central Africa and East Africa.

The program, spanning 30 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, encompasses more than projects to create a.

Onchocerciasis and Mectizan. Mectizan® has been donated for the control of onchocerciasis for over twenty years, and also for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis for the last ten years. Merck & Co. Inc, or MSD as the company is known in many other parts of the world, are donating Mectizan® to as many who need it for as long as it is by: 1.

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C This article has been rated as C-Class on the. Introduction. Established in by MSD, also known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth NJ USA, the Mectizan Donation Program (MDP) is the longest running disease-specific program of its kind. 1 The MDP was initially aimed at controlling onchocerciasis, a neglected tropical disease (NTD) commonly referred to as river blindness.

2 Onchocerciasis is a tropical parasitic disease spread by the bite Cited by: 4. The occurrence of Loa loa encephalopathy following mass treatment of onchocerciasis with Mectizan® has adversely affected onchocerciasis control efforts in central Africa. Persons with very high densities of L.

loa microfilaremia are at increased risk of encephalopathy, but little is known about the geographic distribution of these persons Cited by: The Carter Center's Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas (OEPA) coordinates the regional initiative to end illness and transmission of onchocerciasis (or river blindness) in the Americas.

Working closely with partners and ministries of health, OEPA has successfully eliminated river blindness transmission from Colombia (), Ecuador (), Mexico (), and Guatemala ().

BackgroundThe occurrence of Loa loa encephalopathy following mass treatment of onchocerciasis with Mectizan® has adversely affected onchocerciasis control efforts in central Africa. Persons with very high densities of L.

loa microfilaremia are at in. Onchocerciasis and Mectizan. Mectizan® has been donated for the control of onchocerciasis for over twenty years, and also for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis for the last ten years. Merck & Co. Inc, or MSD as the company is known in many other parts of the world, are donating Mectizan® to as many who need it for as long as it is needed.

A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. The donation of Mectizan® by Merck & Co Inc. in "as much as was needed for as long as was needed for onchocerciasis control" was a major change from traditional corporate drug : Adrian Hopkins.

Management • ivermectin (mectizan) is administered as an oral dose of micrograms per kilogram (maximum 12 mg) every months.

• drug binds to and activates glutamate-gated chloride channels by activating channels, drug causes inhibitory postsynaptic potential,microfilaria experience paralysis and then death • Doxycycline is used.

Ivermectin is a medication used to treat many types of parasite infestations. This includes head lice, scabies, river blindness (onchocerciasis), strongyloidiasis, trichuriasis, ascariasis, and lymphatic filariasis.

It can be taken by mouth or applied to the skin for external infestations. Use in Metabolism: Liver (CYP). Onchocerciasis a River Blindness disease is a chronic parasitic multi systemic disease caused by the filarial nematode Onchocerca volvulus.

The parasite causes blindness and severe skin diseases in tropical regions of the world. Approximately 18–44 million individuals in the world have Onchocerciasis infection.

Dimomfu BL, Lubeji DK, Noma M, Sékétéli A, Boussinesq M. African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC): sociological study in three foci of central Africa before the implementation of treatments with ivermectin (Mectizan).

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. Jul. (7) Hotez PJ. Control of onchocerciasis--the next generation.Merck & Co. (The Merck Company Foundation is a funder of the Rx for Survival project) developed a medicine called Mectizan™ which, when taken just once a year, can prevent river blindness.

In.Onchocerciasis is the second-leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide: approximatelypeople are blind due to onchocerciasis. The epidemiologic patterns of infection differ between savanna and forest regions.