The future of onchocerciasis control in Africa

  title={The future of onchocerciasis control in Africa},
  author={Uche Veronica Amazigo and Boakye A. Boatin},
  journal={The Lancet},
The battle against onchocerciasis in Africa has been led by the Onchocerciasis Control Programme in West Africa (OCP, 1974–2002) and the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC). Both programmes aim to eliminate onchocerciasis as a disease of publichealth importance and as an obstacle to socioeconomic development. Over the long term, as a health and development programme, OCP has achieved its goals in ten of 11 West African countries. Since OCP started in 1974, no child born in the… CONTINUE READING


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