Elimination of onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis: strategic plan

A 10-year strategic fast-track plan in Sightsavers-supported countries, 2011-2020

In 2010, Sightsavers’ Board of Trustees and Strategic Management Team (SMT) approved an approach to ‘fast track’ onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, as one intervention that Sightsavers can have long lasting impact. The proof of principle of the elimination of transmission of the disease has been confirmed and most projects supported by Sightsavers have been approved that they can elimination potential.

Sightsavers is a leading player in onchocerciasis control in Africa. Confirmation of the proof of concept means our projects are able to progress from control to elimination, ensuring a lasting legacy of our support to onchocerciasis elimination.

These documents outline our current work: the potential for the elimination of transmission of the disease where feasible, tracks and approach to move from control to elimination, and provide a data set of information to those in the organisation working on or raising the funds for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis. Publication date: June 2015

Read the original 2011 report (pdf)

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