Organization of Coordination for the Control of Endemic Diseases in Central Africa

Organisation de coordination pour la lutte contre les endémies en Afrique centrale (OCEAC)

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1963-08 Yaoundé Cameroon


Aug 1963, Yaoundé (Cameroon), by the Governments of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville and Gabon, as Organisation de coordination et de coopération pour la lutte contre les grandes endémies en Afrique centrale (OCCGEAC) on the initiative of Dr S P Tchoungi, Minister of Public Health of the Cameroon. Statutes adopted 8 Jul 1965, Yaoundé. Present title adopted and constitution modified, Jun 1966, Fort Lamy (currently Ndjamena). Government of Equatorial Guinea admitted Nov 1983, Brazzaville.


Constitute a regional scientific focus for public health development in Member States, a regional structure for scientific initiatives, coordinating all Member State public health activity; participate in training Member States' health personnel; provide technical support through expert missions; undertake complementary activities financed through extra-budgetary resources to obtain the interest and support of nongovernmental organizations and bilateral and multilateral aid agencies.


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Administrative Council (meeting annually), comprising Health Ministers of Member States, elects President and Secretary-General. Permanent Secretariat, including Secretary-General and Technical and Scientific Director, consists of 11 doctors, an administrator, a statistical engineer and staff. Inter-State Ministerial Committee. Departments: Public Health; Information; Medical Entomology; Biology; Administrative and Financial.


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