Onchocerciasis control program in West Africa
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Published by International Economics Dept., World Bank in Washington (1818 H St., NW, Washington 20433) .
Written in English

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StatementBern[h]ard H. Liese ... [et al.].
SeriesPolicy, research, and external affairs working papers ;, WPS 740
ContributionsLiese, Bernhard.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 93/10655 (R)
The Physical Object
Pagination14 p. ;
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1773222M
LC Control Number92126865

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This book provides an analysis of the many conditions, factors, plans, policies, decisions and never-failing support that have contributed to the striking success of the Onchocerciasis Control Program (OCP) in West Africa. In examining the program’s many successful features, the author draws upon extensive personal experience supported by the Author: Magid Halim. Over the last 30 years a large international partnership has successfully attacked onchocerciasis. This partnership has defeated the disease in 10 of the 11 countries in West Africa and is making progress in the remaining endemic countries in central Africa and East Africa. The program, spanning 30 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, encompasses more than projects to create a. The onchocerciasis control program in West Africa: a long-term commitment to success Article (PDF Available) January with 57 Reads How we measure 'reads'. Book review: The onchocerciasis control program in West Africa - an example of effective public health management. Halim M(1). Author information: (1)Consultant, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi : Halim M.

The first was the Onchocerciasis Control Programme (OCP), which was launched in , and at its peak, covered 30 million people in 11 countries. Through the use of larvicide spraying of fast-flowing rivers to control black fly populations, and from onwards, the use of ivermectin to treat infected people, the OCP eliminated onchocerciasis Causes: Onchocerca volvulus spread by a black fly. Downloadable! Onchocerciasis is a devastating African parasitical disease that causes severe debilitation and intense itching. By the time its victims are in their late twenties, they experience impaired vision, often blindness. Millions continued to succumb to the disease until the onchocerciasis control program, a large multidonor-supported effort initiated in at the instigation of. In , the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and their partners launched the Onchocerciasis Control Program in West Africa where some African communities were severely affected by the river blindness. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Here, we review all data available at the Ministry of Public Health in order to describe the history of the National Program for Onchocerciasis Control (NPOC) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Discovered in , the disease is endemic in all provinces. Ivermectin was introduced in as clinical treatment, then as mass treatment in Author: Jean-Claude Makenga Bof, Fortunat Ntumba Tshitoka, Daniel Muteba, Paul Mansiangi, Yves Coppieters.   Indeed, the earlier (–) Onchocerciasis Control Program (OCP) in West Africa had very successfully used helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and other tools in 11 West African countries to disperse pesticides in massive vector control efforts to eliminate onchocerciasis. 2,3 While the OCP was recognized as being highly successful in Cited by: 8. The distribution of onchocerciasis has been determined using rapid epidemiological mapping of onchocerciasis in which the levels of endemicity are assessed by onchocercal nodule prevalence in the endemic adult population (Ngoumou et al., ; Noma et al., ).More t villages in Africa (outside the Onchocerciasis Control Programme (OCP) in West Africa) had been surveyed, allowing.   Onchocerciasis is still a neglected tropical disease (NTD) in Cameroon and urgently demands a need for intensification and probably modification of some strategies in the current onchocerciasis elimination program. Control of the disease will contribute to achievement of the corresponding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by: 7.