African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

Sustainability and ownership

With APOC’s mandate due to end in 2015, every effort is being made to ensure that the substantial investments and progress made towards eliminating onchocerciasis in Africa are sustained for the future.

By 2015, APOC aims to transfer full responsibility for onchocerciasis control to ministries of health, to encourage the ministries to provide ongoing financial support, and to encourage non-governmental development organizations (NGDOs) to continue to play their critical role. The goal is to establish country-led systems capable of eliminating onchocerciasis as a public health problem in all endemic countries in Africa.


YAOUNDE DECLARATION

All JAF documents

APOC wins António Champalimaud Vision Award 2011

The magazine "15 years of APOC"

Map of the estimated prevalence of eye worm history in Africa

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