African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

Curriculum and training module on the community-directed intervention (CDI) strategy for faculties of medicine and health sciences - Trainers’ handbook


Publication details

Number of pages: 198
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English



CDI empowers communities to get involved in decision-making for their own health. Therefore it has the potential to strengthen Primary Health Care, in particular where resources and infrastructure are insufficient. CDI is also a good approach for boosting community participation in health delivery systems. For these reasons, APOC initiated the development of a curriculum for medical and nursing schools as a means of disseminating CDI in Africa.

We are hopeful that this trainers’ handbook will effectively contribute to the preparation and production of future generations of health personnel empowered to use the CDI strategy to scale-up priority health interventions at community level.