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January 18, 2008 - Press Release
Helen Keller International Awarded Certificate of Appreciation by Cameroon’s Ministry of Health

Yaoundé, Cameroon - The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Cameroon awarded Helen Keller International (HKI) a Certificate of Appreciation and Satisfaction in recognition of the organization’s contribution to the fight against onchocerciasis (“river blindness”) in the country. The award ceremony coincided with the 20 th anniversary of Merck’s & Co, Inc.’s Mectizan® Donation Program (MDP), widely considered one of the most successful public-private health collaborations in the world. Mectizan®, also known by its generic name ivermectin, halts the progression of the disease towards blindness.

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