African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

Monitoring and evaluation

A woman carries out a monitoring exercise in her village

Monitoring and evaluation are among the basic principles of APOC’s work. The Programme continuously assesses itself and the performance of its projects to identify areas that need strengthening or improvement.

Of particular importance are the evaluations of sustainability, which assess a project’s ability to continue functioning after the withdrawal of APOC support. To eliminate onchocerciasis as a public health problem in Africa, the community-directed treatment approach must be sustainable after APOC ends in 2015.

To assess the effectiveness of the Programme, APOC is also measuring the health impact of its work on the people affected by onchocerciasis.

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