African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

Monitoring and evaluation

A woman carries out a monitoring exercise in her village
APOC

Monitoring and evaluation are among the basic principles of APOC’s work. The Programme continuously assesses itself and the performance of its projects to identify areas that need strengthening or improvement.

Of particular importance are the evaluations of sustainability, which assess a project’s ability to continue functioning after the withdrawal of APOC support. To eliminate onchocerciasis as a public health problem in Africa, the community-directed treatment approach must be sustainable after APOC ends in 2015.

To assess the effectiveness of the Programme, APOC is also measuring the health impact of its work on the people affected by onchocerciasis.

Related links

All JAF documents

APOC wins António Champalimaud Vision Award 2011

The magazine "15 years of APOC"

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FUTURE OF APOC AND ONCHOCERCIASIS CONTROL IN AFRICA

Yaoundé declaration

Yaoundé Declaration on Onchocercaisis Control in Africa

African ministers of health renew their commitment to eliminate onchocerciasis.

Contact us

Dr Roungou Jean Baptiste
Director, APOC
B.P. 549
Ouagadougou 01
Burkina Faso
Email: afapocdir@who.int