African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control
A global health initiative for managing onchocerciasis, which was begun by the World Health Organization in 1995.
The APOC is responsible for a 73% reduction in onchocercal infection and preventing the loss of 1 million years of productive life due to poor health, disability or premature death. It has provided regular treatment in 16 countries and 127,000 communities.
Reference JAMA 2013; 310:19-20.