The Integration of Vitamin A Supplementation into Community-Directed Treatment with Ivermectin: A Practical Guide for Africa

In by Divina Varghese

ORGANIZATION
Helen Keller International

YEAR PUBLISHED
2004

DESCRIPTION
The purpose of the guide is to consolidate lessons learned on the process of integrating vitamin A supplementation (VAS) into community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI), and to promote replication of the experience. The Guide is designed to: Introduce key concepts, principles, issues, and terminology related to integration of VAS into CDTI; Outline practical guidelines and steps that may be useful in the design, adaptation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of integrated VAS and CDTI activities in your country or project areas; Provide information on sources and resources of support programs, tools on onchocerciasis and vitamin A deficiency (VAD) control, and integration of VAS into CDTI.

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