You gave sight to 8,122,881 people in 2016 who would otherwise become blind from trachoma and river blindness.

FREE MEDS + YOU = PROTECTION FROM RIVER BLINDNESS

Merck’s donation of Ivermectin (brand name Mectizan®) + YOUR GIFT means Awal’s grand-daughter won’t have to live with river blindness, the unrelenting itch, and eventual loss of sight. Although it’s too late to restore Awal’s sight, it isn’t too late to stop her itching. And it certainly isn’t too late for this young girl, Arop, who leads Awal around with a stick. Thanks to you, she doesn’t need to live in fear of blindness and pain. Since 1987, Merck pharmaceutical company has been donating Ivermectin, free of charge, to eradicate river blindness. They are in this for the long haul.

Together, supporters like you have treated 3,996,859 people with Ivermectin for river blindness.

WHAT IS RIVER BLINDNESS?

Cycle of Infection infographic