Impact of ivermectin on illness and disability associated with onchocerciasis.

@article{Tielsch2004ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of ivermectin on illness and disability associated with onchocerciasis.},
  author={James M. Tielsch and Arlyne A. Beeche},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2004},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          A45-56
        }
}
The Onchocerciasis Control Program (OCP), one of the most successful vertical disease control programs in the history of public health, came to an end in 2003 with devolvement of responsibilities for control program activities passed to the countries affected. Fortunately, 15 years ago the Mectizan Distribution Program (MDP) was founded to provide a complementary approach to controlling the disabling consequences of this parasitic infection. With over 250 million doses of ivermectin distributed… CONTINUE READING
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