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The development of community directed treatment for tackling river blindness 

The development of community directed treatment for tackling river blindness
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The development of community directed treatment for tackling river blindness
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Uche Amazigo

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10.1093/med/9780198703327.003.0009
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date: 16 September 2019

Chapter 9 tells the story of how African researchers developed a way of engaging rural communities themselves in delivering and monitoring the treatment—with spectacular results. The author describes the difficulties faced in bringing together all the participants, aligning organizational and national interests, working in post-conflict situations, and developing the network of villages and community distributors. It shows how she and her colleagues succeeded through a rigorous and energetic approach, and through supporting the local people.

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