African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control

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African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control2016-12-06T03:50:18+00:00

African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control 

TROPICAL MEDICINE

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. 

 

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