Tribute to the over one million Community Directed Distributors (CDDs): an unprecedented commitment to eliminating Onchocerciasis from Africa through a unique Partnership
Community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI)
The African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) was set up in 1995 to eliminate onchocerciasis as a disease of public health importance in Africa.
Onchocerciasis – or ‘river blindness’ – is a major cause of blindness and skin disease in many African countries.
At the core of APOC’s strategy to eliminate the disease is CDTI – community-directed treatment with ivermectin. CDTI relies on active community participation to distribute ivermectin treatment to people who need it. This successful strategy is now being extended to include delivery of other health interventions, such as insecticide-treated nets for malaria.
press and media
Evaluation meeting implementation of the Community-Directed Intervention in Africa health training Institutions to take place in Ouagadougou
KUWAIT FUND TO HOST THE SEVENTEENTH SESSION OF THE JOINT ACTION FORUM (JAF)
34 African Universities, Medical, Nursing Schools to Teach CDI Strategy
WHO, partners review river blindness elimination progress in Africa: The African Development Bank (AfDB) at the centre of the event
Strengthening integrated disease surveillance in West Africa