African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

Technical Consultative Committee (TCC)

The Technical Consultative Committee (TCC) advises the APOC Director on technical, implementation and broad policy issues. The Committee also:

  • reviews new national plans and project proposals
  • reviews annual technical reports of projects
  • reviews operational research proposals submitted by the national onchocerciasis task forces (NOTFs)
  • contributes to establishing the APOC-supported research agenda
  • discusses any relevant subject of interest relating to onchocerciasis control in Africa.

The TCC meets at least once a year. Its recommendations are addressed to the APOC Director or, if required, to the Committee of Sponsoring Agents (CSA) through the APOC Director.


The TCC has 12 members:

  • eleven scientists and experts appointed by the WHO Director-General
  • one representative of the Mectizan Donation Program, appointed by Merck & Co., Inc. (the ivermectin donor).

Members serve for a period of three years, renewable for a maximum of three further years.

Final reports

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