African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

Programme document for phase II (2002-2007) and the phasing-out period (2008-2010)


Publication details

Number of pages: 42
Publication date: 2001
Languages: English



This document presents proposals for the organizational, operational and administrative components of APOC for phase II and the phasing-out periods of activities. It includes a detailed plan of action accompanied by the corresponding budgetary forecasts.

Given the success of the community-directed treatment (CDTI) strategy, the document confirms that CDTI will remain the principal strategy to control onchocerciasis during phase II and the phasing-out periods. Renewed emphasis will be placed on ensuring sustainability by the endemic communities and countries through their health systems.