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World Health Organization and partners unveil new coordinated approach to treat millions suffering from neglected tropical diseases


List of partners

African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)
Dr Uche Amazigo, Director, African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Telephone: +226 50 34 29 53
E-mail: amazigouv@oncho.oms.bf or dirapoc@oncho.oms.bf
Website: www.apoc.bf/

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr David Brandling-Bennett, Senior Program Officer
Infectious Diseases Global Health Program
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
PO Box 23350, Seattle, WA 98102, USA
Telephone: +1 (206) 709 3160
Fax: +1 (206) 709 3170
E-mail: david.brandling-bennett@gatesfoundation.org
Website: www.gatesfoundation.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Dr Mark L. Eberhard, Director
Division of Parasitic Diseases F22,
National Center for Zoonotic, Vectorborne, and Enteric Diseases
4770 Buford Highway, NE
Atlanta, GA 30341-3724, USA
Telephone: +1 (770) 488 7791
Fax: +1 (770) 488 7794
E-mail: meberhard@cdc.gov
Website: www.cdc.gov

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Mr Andy L. D. Wright, Director Lymphatic Filariasis Programme
Global Community Partnerships
GlaxoSmithKline, Building C, 12th Floor
980 Great West Road
Brentford, Middlesex TW8 9GS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (208) 047 5515
Fax: +44 (208) 047 0684
E-mail: andy.l.wright@gsk.com
Website: www.gsk.com

Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF)
Secretariat, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (151) 705 3145
Fax: +44 (151) 709 0354
E-mail: gaelf@liv.ac.uk
Website: www.filariasis.org.uk/

Global Health Council
Dr Nicole Bates, Director, Government Relations
E-mail: nbates@globalhealth.org
Website: www.globalhealth.org/

Human Hookworm Vaccine Initiative (HHVI)
Professor P.J. Hotez, Professor and Chairman
Dept. of Microbiology and Tropical Medicine
The George Washington University
Ross Hall, Room 736
2300 Eye St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20037, USA
Telephone: +1 (202) 994 3532
E-mail: mtmpjh@gwumc.edu
Website: www.sabin.org/hookworm/

International Trachoma Initiative (ITI)
Dr Jacob Kumaresan
International Trachoma Initiative
441 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor, Suite 1101
New York, N.Y.10017, USA
Tel.+1 (212) 490 6460
Fax: +1 (212) 490 6461
E-mail: jkumaresan@trachoma.org
Website: www.trachoma.org

Johnson & Johnson
Dr William Lin
One Johnson & Johnson Plaza
New Brunswick, NJ 08933, USA
Telephone: +1 732 524 6796
Fax: + 1 732 524 3300
E-mail: wlin@corus.jnj.com

Mebendazole Donation Initiative
Dr Nana A. Y. Twum-Danso, Acting Director
Mebendazole Donation Initiative
Task Force for Child Survival and Development
Decatur, Georgia, USA
Telephone: +1 (404) 687 5623
Fax: +1 (404) 371 1087/1138
E-mail: ntwumdanso@taskforce.org
Website: www.taskforce.org

Mectizan® Donation Program (MDP)
Dr Bjørn Thylefors, Director
Mectizan® Donation Program
750 Commerce Drive
Decatur, GA 30030, USA
Telephone: +1 (404) 687 5616
Fax: +1 (404) 371 1138
E-mail: bthylefors@taskforce.org
Website: www.taskforce.org

Merck & Co., Inc.
Mr Ken Gustavsen, Manage
Global Product Donations
Merck Mectizan® Donation Program
Merck & Co., Inc., One Merck Drive
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889-0100, USA
Telephone: +1 (908) 423 3088
Fax: +1 (908) 423 1987
E-mail: ken_gustavsen@merck.com
Website: www.merck.com

Novartis
Dr Heiner Grueninger
Head Project Management and Operations
Tropical Medicines Initiatives
WSJ-103.2.25, Pharma Development
Novartis Pharma AG
CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 61 324 1491
Mobile phone: +41 79 753 2554
E-mail: heiner.grueninger@novartis.com
Website: http://novartis.com/

NTD Project (RTI/United States Agency for International Development) (USAID)
Professor Alan Fenwick, Director
Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Project
RTI International
701 13th St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20005, USA
Telephone: +1 202 728 1964
E-mail: afenwick@rti.org
Website: www.rti.org/idg

Partners for Parasite Control (PPC)
Dr Dirk Engels, Coordinator
Preventive Chemotherapy & Transmission Control
Dept. of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 (22) 791 3824
Fax: +41 (22) 791 4777
E-mail: engelsd@who.int
Website: www.who.int/neglected_diseases/

Pfizer Inc.
Ms Paula Luff, Senior Director
International Philanthropy
The Pfizer Foundation
235 East 42 Street, 12th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10017, USA
Telephone: +1 (212) 573 2932
Fax: +1 (212) 573 2883
E-mail: paula.luff@pfizer.com
Website: www.pfizer.com/

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI)
Professor Joanne Webster
SCI, Imperial College
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
St. Mary's Campus
Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 594 3636
Fax: +44 207 262 8140
E-mail: joanne.webster@imperial.ac.uk
Website: www.schisto.org

The Carter Center
Dr D. Hopkins
Carter Center
Global 2000, One Copenhill, 30307
Atlanta, GA, USA
Telephone: +1 (312) 266 2420
Fax: +1 (312) 266 2139
E-mail: sdsulli@emory.edu
Website: www.cartercenter.org/

The Global Network For Neglected Tropical Diseases Control (GNNTDC)
Senior Program Officer
Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute
1889 F Street, N.W., Suite 200S
Washington, D.C. 20006, USA
Telephone: +1 (202) 842 5025
E-mail: GNNTDC@sabin.org
Website: www.gnntdc.org/

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Pembroke Place, Liverpool
L3 5QA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 708 9393
Fax: +44 151 705 3370
Website: www.liv.ac.uk/lstm/

The Millennium Village™ Project
Dr Sonia Ehrlich Sachs
Millennium Village Project
Earth Institute at Columbia University
New York, N.Y., USA
E-mail: ssachs@ei.columbia.edu
Website: www.earth.columbia.edu/

The WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020 (GET2020)
Dr Silvio P. Mariotti, Prevention of Blindness and Deafness
Dept. of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion
World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 (22) 791 34 91
Fax: +41 (22) 791 47 72
E-mail: mariottis@who.int
Website: www.who.int/blindness/

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Dr Kopano Mukelabai, Senior Health Advisor
Health Section, Programme Division
Three United Nations Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10017, USA
Telephone: +1 212 326 7130
Fax: +1 212 824 6464/60
E-mail: kmukelabai@unicef.org
Website: www.unicef.org/

World Bank
Dr. Ousmane Bangoura
Onchocerciasis (River blindness) Coordination Unit, Africa Region
Room J9-093, World Bank
Washington, D.C., USA
Telephone: +1 202 473 4004
Fax: +1 202 522 3157
E-mail: obangoura@worldbank.org

World Food Programme (WFP)
Dr Francisco Espejo
Chief, School Feeding Service
Via Cesare Giulio Viola, 68/70, 00148, Rome, Italy
E-mail: francisco.espejo@wfp.org
Website: www.wfp.org/

NB: The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF) and the Partners for Parasite Control (PPC) are "umbrella" organizations which include organizations/institutions from various sectors, including the public and private sector, academia, international agencies, government bodies and nongovernmental development organizations.

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