African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

Epidemiological surveillance: DIETHYL-CARBAMAZINE Patch method. Field work and training manual


Publication details

Number of pages: 90
Languages: English



This module is intended for the following categories of worker:

• Members of epidemiological surveillance teams who will be conducting onchocerciasis surveillance in villages.
• Supervisors of these teams (at zonal, regional or district level, depending on the country).
• Head office managers of onchocerciasis control in the country.

Trainers for this module should:

• Have extensive field experience of all aspects of conducting epidemiological surveillance for onchocerciasis control.
• Have previous experience of conducting practical training courses

This module is also suitable for in-service training. In such a case only the relevant sessions are used.
The training of village level distributors, and general information about onchocerciasis, are the subjects of other modules..