The purpose of the ‘How To 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; and,
- Provide information on sources and resources of support programs, tools on onchocerciasis and vitamin A deficiency (VAD) control, and integration of VAS into CDTI
The Guide is intended for those countries already implementing or intending to implement CDTI for control of onchocerciasis in areas where VAD is also a public health problem.