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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History

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 July 1965, Yaoundé. Present title adopted and constitution modified, June 1966, Fort Lamy (currently Ndjamena). Government of Equatorial Guinea admitted Nov 1983, Brazzaville.

Aims

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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Activities

Organizes training courses; coordinates and supports national programmes for the prevention and control of diseases, and education, training and applied research programmes. Negotiates assistance agreements with national and international organizations; statistical service; biennial technical conferences in Yaoundé (Cameroon) (and in alternate years elsewhere); epidemiological work groups meet in Yaoundé. Centre inter-Etats d'enseignement supérieur de santé publique pour l'Afrique centrale (CIESPAC) set up, 1988, Brazzaville (Congo Brazzaville).

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 6 countries
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Subjects *

  • Medicine
    • Pathology
    • Specific Diseases
  • Cybernetics
    • Control
  • Strategy
    • Coordination

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

UIA Org ID

D3022

Last News Received

2018
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