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The coalition will top up and strengthen existing programs, working through partners that are well established in the field, and increase impact by using an integrated approach in areas where river blindness is prevalent alongside lymphatic filariasis, which requires a complementary drug treatment program.
Neglected tropical diseases like river blindness stand in stark contrast to those like tuberculosis, which is estimated to affect (http://www.
Dr Lustigman and NYBC are part of the international initiative TOVA - The Onchocerciasis Vaccine for Africa - whose mission is to develop recombinant protein-based vaccines that will support the efforts to eliminate River Blindness in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The last front for river blindness in Colombia was Naiciona, a community of about 1,370 residents.
For example, a blind dinner for two can effectively prevent blindness by funding surgery for a cataract sufferer in India, while the proceeds of one dinner alone can provide training for one community drag distributor and prevent River Blindness for seven children in Africa," explained Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Director General of Sightsavers, over the phone from Sudan.
These can cause some of the world's most debilitating diseases including river blindness, and elephantiasis.
Control of river blindness in west Africa: Case history of biodiversity in a disease control program.
New commitments from partners will close the funding gap to eradicate Guinea worm disease and expedite progress toward the 2020 goals of elimination for lymphatic filariasis, blinding trachoma, sleeping sickness and leprosy, and control of soil-transmitted helminthes, schistosomiasis, river blindness, Chagas disease and visceral leishmaniasis.
When I first backpacked through West Africa in 1982, what I found most wrenching were the ubiquitous blind beggars, victims of a disease called river blindness, spread by the bites of black flies.
Researchers have found that a drug used to treat river blindness in Africa and head lice in US schools can also reduce malaria transmission.
Abamectin, a medication used to prevent River Blindness, is the first entry; Zotepine (which was shown to have no adverse fetal effects in the cited study), is the final entry, number 3,386.