Programmatic factors associated with the limited impact of community-directed treatment with Ivermectin to control Onchocerciasis in three drainage basins of South West Cameroon.
- Christian Tetteh Duamor,
- Fabrice Roberto Datchoua-Poutcheu,
- Winston Patrick Chounna Ndongmo,
- Aldof Tah Yoah,
- Ernest Njukang,
- Emmanuel Kah,
- Mary Sheena Maingeh,
- Jonas Arnaud Kengne-Ouaffo,
- Dizzle Bita Tayong,
- Peter A Enyong,
- Samuel Wanji
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Nov 20;11(11):e0005966. Epub 2017 Nov 20.
Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon.
Introduction: The CDTI model is known to have enhanced community participation in planning and resource mobilization toward the control of onchocerciasis. These effects were expected to translate into better individual acceptance of the intervention and hence high Treatment Coverage, leading to a sustainable community-led strategy and reduction in the disease burden. A survey revealed that after 10-12 rounds of treatment, prevalence of onchocerciasis was still high in three drainage basins of South West Cameroon and transmission was going on. Read More