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The future of onchocerciasis control in Africa

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Abstract: The complex issues related to onchocerciasis control that must be addressed over the next decade were identified. Onchocerciasis control in Africa since 1974 has been one of the most successful health and development activities in terms of public health achievement, partnership development, sustained donor support, and social and economic development. The group reviewed The landscape of international health has changed much since the inception of the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control in 1995. In recent years, however, there has been a renewed interest in and enhanced profile of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and the success of onchocerciasis control is recognized as a contributing factor, as it is a cost-effective intervention that addresses the millennium development goals and builds partnerships with stakeholders in the international health community. control would be greatly assisted if there were a drug that killed adult worms (a macrofilaricide), and research to this end must continue. APOC, the group concluded, needs to be provided with the resources through its traditional donor base to continue until 2015, not only using its CDTI approach to achieve control of onchocerciasis, but building on this strategy to deliver other health interventions and scale up NTD control.
Authors: Hodgkin, C. , Molyneux, D.H. , Abiose, A. , Philippon, B. , Reich, M.R. , Remme, J.H. , Thylefors, B. , Traore, M. , Grepin, K.
Category: Policy
Serial number: 1
Volume: 1
Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Keywords: health , disease prevention and control
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Year: 2007
Region: Africa South of Sahara , Africa
Right: © 2007 Hodgkin et al. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Title: The future of onchocerciasis control in Africa