African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

Committee of Sponsoring Agents (CSA)

The Committee of Sponsoring Agents (CSA) oversees APOC’s activities by:

  • organizing medium- and long-term planning
  • arranging Programme evaluations
  • taking interim decisions on behalf of the Joint Action Forum
  • following the financial situation of the Programme
  • scrutinizing documentation for the Joint Action Forum.


The CSA consists of representatives from the co-sponsoring agencies:

  • UNDP
  • the World Bank
  • WHO.

The APOC Director attends ex-officio all sessions of the CSA. In addition, a representative of the NGDO Coordination Group and a representative of the ivermectin donor (Merck & Co., Inc.) are invited to join CSA sessions.

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