In Ethiopia, onchocerciasis is present in the western part of the country.
People affected by onchocerciasis
- Number of communities in meso/hyper endemic (red) areas (2006): 20 625
- Total population in meso/hyper endemic (red) areas (2006): 5 224 751
- Number of current community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) projects (2007): 9
- Date first community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) project was launched: 2000
- Number of national onchocerciasis task force (NOTF)-secretariat supported projects (2007): 1
- Number of vector elimination projects: 0
NOTF-secretariat supported project is based at national level and is responsible for overseeing the implementation of all CDTI projects in the country and ensuring the availability of ivermectin.
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Geographical coverage (2007)
- Number of communities treated with ivermectin: 22 486
- Treatment target (number of communities): 22 676
- Geographic coverage: 99.2%
Therapeutic coverage (2007)
- Number of people treated with ivermectin: 4 135 538
- Treatment target (number of people): 5 341 867
- Therapeutic coverage: 77.4%
- Number of trained or retrained community-directed distributors, CDDs (2007): 51 808
- Number of people per community-directed distributor, CDD (2007): 103
- Number of trained or retrained health workers (2007): 2 275
Projects are funded from three primary sources:
- the APOC Trust Fund
- the government of the country where the projects are being implemented
- funds from non-governmental development organization partners.
Co-implementation of CDTI and other health interventions
In addition to delivering ivermectin, community-directed distributors (CDDs) are being trained to deliver other health care interventions to their community.
Number of CDTI projects with distributors delivering other health interventions (2007):
International non-governmental development organization (NGDO) partners (2007):
- Global 2000 River Blindness Program (GRBP)