African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

Year 2010 progress report of WHO/APOC


Publication details

Number of pages: 33
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English



This report presents the achievements and challenges of APOC from September 2009 to August 2010. 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
  • Moving from Control to Elimination of Onchocerciasis where Feasible
  • Integration of onchocerciasis control in national health systems and co-implementation of multiple interventions
  • Co-Implementation of Cdti with Other Health Interventions
  • the support of the Technical Consultative Committee
  • Partnerships and Government Contributions . to onchocerciasis control.