Egypt - Bilharzia Control Project II

Project Summary

Approval Date 10 Jun 1982
Signature Date 07 Jan 1983
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2000
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2000
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12250
Commitment U.A 7,363,026.55
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present project relates the Bilharzia Control Project II. It's designed in order to control the negative impact on the health associated with land reclamation projects by continuing bilharzia control activities in Egypt. This is also to help the government which is engaged in a long standing campaign to control and reduce bilharziasis. The project comprises the following components namely: 1) the purchase of 240 tons of molluscicide; 2) the purchase of 2.5 million tablets of the praziquantel drug; 3) vehicules and spare parts for snail control and chemotherapy activities; 4) equipment for snail control units, rural health facilities, and furniture for one rural health unit; 5) construction of: one rural health unit, two storage facilities for molluscicide, and one vehicules maintenance warehouse; 6) scientific monitoring and evaluation unit and 7) operations support/ training.

Project Objectives

The present project aims to support Government's efforts to control the transmission of the bilharziasis disease and to reduce its prevalence among the population residing in the project area. It should facilitate the implementation of the intervention strategy adopted by the Government.


The final beneficiary of the project is the egyptian population. This project should reduce the number of snail vectors in irrigation canals and simultaneously, periodic controls and treatment of infected people would reduce the possibility of transmission.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government of Egypt
Ministry of Health and Population / Endemic Diseases Control Department


IATI identifier 46002-P-EG-IBE-003
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Egypt