Social Mobilization and Advocacy of River Blindness (Onchocerciasis) in Nigeria

—This presentation is aimed at educating community leaders and the Nigerian government of the impact of onchocerciasis. It will focus on advocating and engaging in social mobilization for the control of onchocerciasis in endemic communities in Nigeria. It will also address the social and economic consequences of onchocerciasis, while emphasizing on community empowerment, and advocating for social mobilization. In turn, this will encourage collaborations with international Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), Foundations and WHO, as well as help promote self-reliance, self-efficacy, sustainability and local control of programs.
This presentation includes a review of the etiology, mode of transmission, social and economic consequences, control strategies, techniques & challenges. It also includes the role of non-governmental organizations, as well as Federal, State and Local Government of Nigeria.

Please click here to view presentation. I hope that the information is helpful. If you have any questions, or care to leave a comment, please do so, below.

Thank you.

Ijedinma Abanobi

PUBH 6165-3, Environmental Health

Walden University


One Response

  1. This presentation is good. it has the contemporary public health taste which is a mark of scientific dynamism. Keep being detailed as it is a “can’t do without” quality of a public health scientist. looking foward to seeing more publications from you.


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