African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

Governance, structure and partners

APOC is a unique collaboration between governments, multilateral and bilateral agencies, foundations, non-governmental development organizations (NGDOs), affected communities, the scientific community and the private sector. It is a multi-faceted partnership attuned to local needs, cultures, religions and environments. The organizational framework is designed to reflect this partnership.

The organizational framework of APOC

Fiscal and executing agencies

The World Bank is the fiscal agent of APOC. It manages the APOC Trust Fund and reports annually to the Joint Action Forum on the financial situation of the Programme.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the executing agency of APOC. The WHO Regional Office for Africa supervises APOC’s management, while WHO headquarters provides administrative, technical and operational research support.

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