Onchocerciasis Control Programme (OCP)

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History

1974, by International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) with co-sponsors United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); World Health Organization (WHO). Originally covering the Volta River basin, programme extended 1986-1987 to prevent re-invasion from neighbouring areas. Phase Four 1992-1997 (final phase) to be followed by a winding down period to about 2002. Terminated Dec 2002.

Aims

Control the disease in West Africa by halting the transmission cycle through destroying blackfly larvae at river breeding sites, ultimately eliminating onchocerciasis as disease of public health importance, preventing its recurrence and sustaining the Programme's achievements.

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Activities

Protects over 34 million people from river blindness, over 1.5 million people once affected having recovered. About 25 million hectares of arable land, once abandoned, are now free of the disease and habitable.

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 28 countries
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Subjects *

  • Medicine
    • Pathology
    • Specific Diseases
  • Cybernetics
    • Control

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

UIA Org ID

E1775

Last News Received

8. Jan 2003
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