In Uganda, onchocerciasis is distributed in discrete foci.
People affected by onchocerciasis
- Number of communities in meso/hyper endemic (red) areas (2006): 4835
- Total population in meso/hyper endemic (red) areas (2006): 2 758 366
- Number of current community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) projects (2007): 4
- Date first community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) project was launched: 1997
- Number of national onchocerciasis task force (NOTF)-secretariat supported projects: 0
- Number of vector elimination projects (2007): 2
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: 4 934
- Treatment target (number of communities): 4 934
- Geographic coverage: 100%
Therapeutic coverage (2007)
- Number of people treated with ivermectin: 2 169 926
- Treatment target (number of people): 2 712 475
- Therapeutic coverage: 80%
- Number of trained or retrained community-directed distributors, CDDs (2007): 39 390
- Number of people per community-directed distributor, CDD (2007): 69
- Number of trained or retrained health workers (2007): 1 445
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.
International non-governmental development organization (NGDO) partners (2007):
- Sight Savers International
- Global 2000 River Blindness Program (GRBP)
- Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
- Christoffel-Blindmission (CBM).