The Onchocerciasis Control Program, 1974-2002

A successful multilateral collaborative effort, dealing with longitudinal effects in health, economics, and development

Specific events and dates are included in the Timeline page!


Ivermectin is dispensed by Community Distributors trained and hired by OCP. Courtesy of WHO/TDR.

A patient is weighed to determine his ivermectin dosage. Courtesy of WHO/TDR.

Program Details


Newsworthy Accomplishments


A young boy leads his older brother, who is blind from onchocerciasis,
to get ivermectin from Community Distributors. Photo courtesy of WHO/TDR.