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Protect Africans from River Blindness

Item # 32488

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Onchocerciasis, or river blindness, is a public health epidemic affecting millions of people worldwide. It is found in 36 African countries, and is the second leading infectious cause of blindness. The bite of the blackfly infects the unlucky victim with a parasitic worm, which lives on in the body and eventually causes blindness, among many other problems.

Imagine a once-a-year medication that would kill any parasitic Onchocerca volvulus worms in your system. Now, imagine that this medication cost 40 U.S. cents. And finally, imagine not being able to obtain that 40-cent, vision-preserving medication for yourself or your children.

You can help. This Gift That Gives More™ protects 50 Africans from river blindness by providing a once-a-year pill that kills the parasite and preserves the precious gift of vision, through The Charities Advisory Trust.


Report from the Field

2017

This past year donors like years helped the support of river blindness and elephantiasis control activities in 22 out of the 28 endemic local government areas (LGAs). Overall, medicine to prevent onchocerciasis (river blindness) was distributed to 786,639 people in Oyo State, Nigeria, in 2016.

2015-2016

The donations have helped provide treatment for river blindness in Oyo State, Nigeria in which 28 of the 33 local government areas (LGAs) are endemic for the disease. The aim of the program was to provide a comprehensive health care system, which reaches the most disadvantaged members of the community. Following detailed planning and training, mass administration to 7 LGAs was carried out in November/December 2015.

2009-2010

Between July 2009 and June 2010, this Gift That Gives More™ paid for the treatment of approximately 5,550 children.


About The Charities Advisory Trust

The Charities Advisory Trust is a registered UK charity set up over 25 years ago providing practical help to charities and pioneering new ways of charitable giving.


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