The WHO African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) Final Evaluation Report

The WHO African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control Final Evaluation Report
October 2015

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction

2. Terms of Reference

3. Evaluation Process

PART TWO: Evaluation Findings

4.Efficiency, effectiveness, and achievement of objectives

4.1. Description of APOC

4.2. Programme goals, objectives, targets and principles

4.3. Analysis of programme implementation

4.4. Functional Elements of the Programme

5. Analysis of programme’s wider impact

5.1. CDTI approach

5.2. CDTI gives rise to community development activities

5.3. Building human capacity

5.4. Partnership for problem solving

5.5. National Onchocerciasis Task Force

5.6. Building national programme capacity

5.7. Socioeconomic impact

5.8. Health system strengthening

6. Best practices and significant lessons learnt.

6.1. CDTI was major contribution

6.2. Partnerships

6.3 Governance

6.4. Integration in programming for NTDs

6.5. Shift in emphasis to elimination of onchocerciasis

6.6. Capacity building and health systems strengthening

6.7. Knowledge base

6.8. Cross-border issues

6.9. Operations research done

6.10. Lack of transitional phase

7. Conclusions and recommendations

7.1. Key conclusions

7.2. Key recommendations

8. Annexes

Annex 1. Key APOC indicators

Annex 2. Research activities conducted by TDR with APOC

Annex 3. Profiles of countries visited during the evaluation

Annex 4. Persons met during the final evaluation

Annex 5. Travel schedule

Annex 6. Inception Report

Annex 7. Bibliography

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