United Republic of Tanzania
In the United Republic of Tanzania, onchocerciasis is distributed in foci.
People affected by onchocerciasis
- Number of communities in meso/hyper endemic (red) areas (2006): 5723
- Total population in meso/hyper endemic (red) areas (2006): 2 072 914
- Number of current community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) projects (2007): 7
- Date first community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) project was launched: 1998
- Number of national onchocerciasis task force (NOTF)-secretariat supported projects (2007): 1
- Number of vector elimination projects (2007): 1
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: 5 848
- Treatment target (number of communities): 5 848
- Geographic coverage: 100%
Therapeutic coverage (2007)
- Number of people treated with ivermectin: 1 684 661
- Treatment target (number of people): 2 206 987
- Therapeutic coverage: 76.3%
- Number of trained or retrained community-directed distributors, CDDs (2007): 11 029
- Number of people per community-directed distributor, CDD (2007): 200
- Number of trained or retrained health workers (2007): 583
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):
- Albendazole treatment for lymphatic filariasis
- Primary eye care
- Trachoma control
International non-governmental development organization (NGDO) partners (2007):
- Interchurch Medical Association World Health (IMA World Health)
- Sight Savers International
- Helen Keller International.