1. MDP Atlanta Anniversary Event: A Discussion with three visionaries - Jimmy Carter, Bill Foege, Roy Vagelos

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    from Joni Lawrence / Added

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    In October 2012, The Mectizan Donation Program celebrated its 25th anniversary with NGDO Partner The Carter Center at The Carter Center in Atlanta. The evening included a panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Mark Rosenberg, with three visionaries responsible for the early success of the Mectizan Donation Program: Former President Jimmy Carter, Dr. Bill Foege, and Dr. P. Roy Vagelos. This video of the panel discussion is a fascinating look into the history and evolution of one of the most remarkable public/private philanthropic partnerships in history, which changed the face of global health forever.

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    • 37 Million and Counting

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      from Aaron Edell / Added

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      20 minute version, Aaron Edell, Aimée Edell. African river blindness is a disease caused by a parasitic worm that is transmitted through the bite of a blackfly. The worms swim under the skin causing an extremely severe skin irritation. Eventually, the worms swim into the eye and scar the retina leading to blindness. Merck & Co. offers a drug that kills the worms and completely treats the symptoms for free, yet 37 million people are still infected. This documentary attempts to find out why so many people remain infected despite a free treatment.

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      • Onchocerciasis Control

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        from HKI Multimedia / Added

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        An overview of how HKI implements our award-winning onchocerciasis control program.

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        • River Blindness - Onchocerciasis

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          from Aaron R. Stewart / Added

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          This was a mini-doc for a board meeting at the Carter Center, and the second video shown to a board member meeting. It was projected in HD, and had a wonderful response from the board members and Former President Jimmy Carter himself. The full piece deals with the disease known as River Blindness, and how the eradication program in Uganda is different than the rest of Africa. The full piece may be viewed here: http://www.cartercenter.org/news/multimedia/HealthPrograms/river_blindness_crab_fly_2008.html

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