African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

Community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) projects

A CDTI project can include up to several hundred communities where community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) is being carried out. These communities can span a state, province or even an entire country.

The project approach allows for a phased introduction of CDTI in a country. Each project is supported by the country’s ministry of health, and in most countries a non-governmental development organization (NGDO). As of end-2007, APOC was running 108 projects in 16 countries and over 127 000 communities were involved.


Country (no. CDTI projects) CDTI project name

Angola (7) Bengo
Lunda Sul
Huila CDTI
Kuando Kubango
Lunda Norte
Moxico I
Moxico II

Burundi (3) Bururi
Cibitoke et Bubanza
Rutana

Cameroon (15) Adamaoua 1
Adamaoua II
Centre I
Centre II (Haute Sanaga + Belado) CDTI
Centre III
East Province
Far North Province
Littoral 1
Littoral II
North Province
Northwest Province
South
South West I
South West II
Western Province

Central African Republic (1) Central African Republic

Chad (1) Chad

Congo (2) Congo CDTI
Congo CDTI Extension

Democratic Republic of Congo (20) Bandundu
Bas-Congo Kinshasa
Butembo-Beni
Equateur-Kiri
Ituri
KASAI
Kasongo
Katanga-Nord
Katanga-Sud
Lualaba
Lubutu
Masisi-Walikale
Mongala
Rutshuru-Ngoma
Sankuru
Tshopo
Tshuapa
Ubangi-Nord
Ubangi-Sud
Ueles

Equatorial Guinea (1) Equatorial Guinea CDTI

Ethiopia (9) Bench-Maji
East Wellega
Gambella
Illubabor
Jimma
Kafa, Shekka
Metekel
North Gondar
West Wellega

Gabon (0)

Liberia (3) Lofa, Bong, Nimba & Montserrado Counties
South-Eastern
South-Western

Malawi (2) Malawi Extension
Thyolo & Mwanza

Nigeria (27) Adamawa
Akwa Ibom
Bauchi
Benue
Borno
Cross River
Edo, Delta
Ekiti
Enugu, Anambra, Ebony
Federal Capital Territory
Gombe
Imo, Abia
Jigawa
Kaduna
Kano
Kebbi
Kogi
Kwara
Niger
Ogun
Ondo
Osun
Oyo
Plateau Nassarawa
Taraba
Yobe
Zamfara

Sudan (6) East Bahr El Ghazal & Support to SSOTF HQ
East Equatoria
Northern Sudan
Upper Nile
West Bahr El Ghazal
West Equatoria

Tanzania, United Republic of (7) Kilosa CDTI
Mahenge Focus CDTI
Morogoro focus CDTI
Ruvuma CDTI
Tanga CDTI
Tukuyu CDTI
Tunduru CDTI

Uganda (4) Phase 1 (Kisoro, Kasese, Hoima & Masindi)
Phase 2 (Kabale, Mbale, Kabarole, Bushenyi, Sironko, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge, Manafwa)
Phase 3 (Rukungiri, Nebbi, Arua, Mbarara, Kanungu, Yumbe, Koboko, Ibanda)
Phase 4 (Adjumani, Moyo, Apac, Gulu, Kibale)
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