• A Man on a Mission: Dr Frank Richards’ journey to eliminate river blindness


In this new episode of Elimination Exchange, Dr Frank Richards of The Carter Center reflects on his four decades of work in river blindness (onchocerciasis) and shares his thoughts on what it’ll take to finally eliminate this disease across all geographies.

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These podcasts will be published every two months and will feature interviews with experts in disease elimination and eradication from around the world.

If you are interested in learning more about onchocerciasis, please refer to the articles below:

  • Mauricio Sauerbreya, Lindsay J. Rakersb, and Frank O. Richards, Jr. Int Health 2018; Progress toward elimination of onchocerciasis in the Americas 10: i71–i78. doi:10.1093/inthealth/ihx039
  • Philip Milton , Jonathan I. D. Hamley , Martin Walker & María-Gloria Basáñez (2020). Moxidectin: an oral treatment for human onchocerciasis, Expert Review of Anti-infectiveTherapy, 18:11, 1067-1081, DOI: 10.1080/14787210.2020.1792772
  • World Health Organization (2021). Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals: a road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030.

*This episode was recorded in November 2021. Music and sound by Benoît Combreas.


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