African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

Year 2007 progress report of WHO/APOC


Publication details

Number of pages: 43
Publication date: 2007
Languages: English



This report presents the achievements and challenges of APOC from September 2006 to August 2007. Highlights include:

  • the achievements of communities and the national onchcocerciasis task forces (NOTFs) in delivering ivermectin and other health interventions using the community-directed treatment (CDTI ) approach
  • capacity building in countries
  • sustainability of the CDTI approach, including monitoring the implementation of CDTI sustainability plans
  • the special initiative on the collection and management of CDTI data from community level,
  • Integration of onchocerciasis control in national health systems and co-implementation of multiple interventions
  • Development and implementation of country plans on APOC exit
  • the support of the Technical Consultative Committee
  • the contribution of non-governmental development organizations (NGDOs) to onchocerciasis control.