The Global Health Investment Fund (GHIF) reported on Tuesday the sale of Medicines Development for Global Health's (MDGH) Priority Review Voucher (PRV) following the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval of moxidectin for river blindness
(onchocerciasis), a debilitating disease in low-income countries.
The anthelmintic had previously been approved for veterinary uses, but in June 2018, the FDA approved moxidectin to treat onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness
. The drug defeats the parasitic worm by binding to glutamate-gated chloride ion channels; it is licensed by the nonprofit Medicines Development for Global Health.
The Task Force also worked to increase access to Mectizan, a preventive medicine for onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness
. Previous programs sought to control the black flies that transmit the disease-causing parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus, without much success.
The exercise which has been a yearly activity in the state since its twelve years inception is geared towards the eradication of the four-key Neglected Tropical Diseases namely; Elephantiasis (Lymphatic Filariasis) caused by the bite of an infected Mosquito, River blindness
(Onchocerciasis) caused by the bite of an infected blackfly, Soil-Transmitted Helminths (Intestinal Worms) caused by tiny worms and Bilharzia (Schistosomiasis) caused by tiny worm found in dirty and stagnant water.
Gavi, established in 2000 and driven by public-private partnerships, has already immunised 700 million children worldwide against diseases like polio, river blindness
and yellow fever.
Resident Representative of Carter Centers in Sudan, Dr Nabeel Aziz said in a statement to SUNA that the Carter's CEO will witness official ceremony to be organized by Federal Health Ministry next Sunday at Salam Rotan Hotel in Khartoum to declare Galabbat , area bordering Ethiopia, is free of River blindness
[USA] Aug 28(ANI): Scientists have developed a new urine diagnostic to detect the parasitic worms that cause river blindness
, also called onchocerciasis, a tropical disease that afflicts 18 to 120 million people worldwide.
It's part of our community in school, part of how we communicate,' Eunice Gatdula of the newbie indie group Fighting River Blindness
It is estimated that there are about half a million blind people due to river blindness
.55 We could find a description of onchocerciasis related sclerosing keratitis in over a dozen of cases seen at the King Faisal Military Hospital in Saudi Arabia.56 Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of blindness among working-age populations in the Western world.
- Melbourne, Australia-based independent biopharmaceutical company Medicines Development for Global Health (MDGH) and Geneva, Switzerland-based scientific collaborative Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) have been notified that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved moxidectin 8 mg oral for the treatment of river blindness
(onchocerciasis) in patients aged 12 years and older, the agencies said.
The five most common NTDs are intestinal worms, schistosomiasis, trachoma, lymphatic filariasis and river blindness