African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

Community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI): a practical guide for trainers of community-directed distributors


Publication details

Number of pages: 56
Publication date: 1998
Languages: English



This manual and complementary video training guide is for use by the team who introduce the concept of CDTI to a community and train community volunteers to distribute ivermectin and keep records. The team – referred to as the facilitation team – usually consists of a trainer, a health worker and a member of the national onchcocerciasis task force.

Part 1 gives an overview of the partnerships in CDTI and the objective of the manual. Part 2 presents a detailed overview of planning and implementation of the training programme.