The Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention (MMDP) Project is a five-year effort funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development to support national governments in their work to eliminate trachoma and lymphatic filariasis. Our mandate is to ensure high-quality treatment and care for people afflicted with these diseases.
For those suffering from trachomatous trichiasis, the final, blinding stage of trachoma, we strengthen in-country capacity to offer sight-preserving eyelid surgery. For men with hydrocele, the severe swelling of the scrotum caused by lymphatic filariasis, we support countries in their work to provide high-quality surgical treatment. Meanwhile, we offer technical assistance for the training of health workers to care for people afflicted with lymphedema. The MMDP Project is managed by Helen Keller International. Read more