OEPA Strategy (wording from WHO Certification Document)
6-monthly mass distributions of Mectizan® in all endemic areas, covering at least 85% of the eligible population.
Two primary goals:
First, to eliminate morbidity due to infection with O. volvulus in the six-country programme by the year 2007. This is also stated as elimination of onchocerciasis as a public health problem by the year 2007.
Second, to eliminate parasite transmission in those countries or foci where feasible. No time limit is specified.