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The onchocerciasis control programme of the World Health Organization in West Africa



The onchocerciasis control programme of the World Health Organization in West Africa



Tropenmedizin und Parasitologie (Supplement 1): 15-16



In an area of 700 000 km2 in Dahomey, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Togo and Upper Volta, about 10% of the population of 10 million suffer from onchocerciasis caused by Onchocerca volvulus and at least 50 000 are blind in consequence. Data are given on the organisation of a general control programme devised by WHO for the whole area, which began to operate at the beginning of the dry season in December 1974 and was planned to be built up in 3 phases over 3 years.

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