Project Focus

This study focuses on the risk of cattle reservoir to transmission of Rhodesiense sleeping sickness and involves a multi-disciplinary approach commonly known as the ‘One Health approach’.

The project is aimed at tracking the findings from the areas initially indicated to have very high prevalence of T.b.rhodensiense so that the current situation is obtained and also improve on the control measures to eliminate sleeping sickness in Uganda.

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Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT)

Screening of people in the identified 20 high risk villages in Lango sub region is ongoing and referring those found sleeping sickness positive for treatment in the nearby treatment centers

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Animal African Trypanosomiasis (AAT)

Collecting of blood samples for screening and treatment of cattle in the 20 high risk villages using Diminazene aceturate and spraying of cattle using Live bait technology in the control of Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis in these target areas is ongoing.

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