The sub-regional program for the fight against malaria in Central Africa
aims to assist countries in control actions, with a view to a significant reduction in morbidity and mortality linked to malaria in the sub-region according to the objectives of international initiatives.
The program has the following specific objectives:
- Contribute to the development, monitoring and evaluation of country strategic plans for the search for funding;
- Increase the coverage rate of long-lasting impregnated mosquito nets (MILDA) in at-risk populations located in cross-border areas and promote the implementation of intra-domestic spraying;
- Develop and implement operational research projects on the treatment and prevention of malaria;
- Train high-level personnel for operational research, epidemiological and entomological surveillance;
- Promote partnership with a view to strengthening advocacy and harmonizing control actions.
To this end, five strategies have been defined according to OCEAC approaches, namely
- technical support to countries,
- improving prevention,
- research, training and partnership
Fight against human African trypanosomiasis (HAT)
The program aims to eliminate sleeping sickness by 2015 in the CEMAC area, in the DRC and in Angola.
The 2010-2012 action plan on this theme proposed by the Regional Economic Program (PER) will therefore be based on the following main guidelines:
- Combine screening, treatment of patients, vector control and training;
- Coordinate the fight against human African trypanosomiasis in cross-border areas.
OCEAC’s action will be based on a partnership with the WHO and the African Union as part of its « PATTEC » program to support national HAT control programs