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Used To Treat Onchocerciasis, Ivermectin Could Play Role In Malaria Control, Elimination

Tropical Health Matters: Malaria, Onchocerciasis, and Ivermectin — Possibility of Eliminating Two Diseases
Bill Brieger, professor in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, discusses the potential synergies of using ivermectin to treat onchocerciasis and prevent malaria. “Because of the need to find new and complementary tools to eliminate malaria the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Program considered at its recent meeting the role of ivermectin in the future of malaria control and elimination and the importance of further research,” Brieger notes (10/9).