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

In by Lisa Hilmi

Helen Keller International


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.