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Onchocerciasis Control Programme in West Africa (OCP)

The Onchocerciasis Control Programme in West Africa (OCP) was launched in 1974 through the efforts of four UN sponsoring agencies to control onchocerciasis; the OCP ended in 2002.1

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    "The Onchocerciasis Control Programme in West Africa (OCP) was launched in 1974 through the efforts of four UN sponsoring agencies:

    • World Health Organization (WHO)
    • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    • World Bank
    • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

    At its peak, the OCP covered 30 million people in 11 countries [...] When the OCP ended in 2002, it had succeeded in eliminating onchocerciasis as a public health problem in 10 out of the 11 countries in which it operated." - World Health Organization. Onchocerciasis Control Programme in West Africa (OCP) (accessed May 13th, 2013). Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6GameT9Td