B. Onchocerciasis control through ivermectin distribution (resolution WHA47.32)

In the 64th World Health Assembly a progress report [Document A64/26] concerning the progress of onchocerciasis control [WHA47.32] will be presented. No new resolutions have been announced.  The progress report quantifies the results of ivermectin utilization and epidemiological surveying and mentions efforts made to strengthen health systems, improve stakeholder coordination and identifies sustainable funding as primary difficulty. PHM applaudes WHO for resolution WHA 47.32: Ochocerciasis control through ivermectin distribution.  The resolution explicitly states the importance of NGO participation, free provision of ivermectin, international technical cooperation.