SOS project: from acute intervention to sustainable networkPosted 2014-04-03
In Uganda, thousands of people have been affected by sleeping sickness, a terrible parasitic disease carried by tsetse flies. It takes over victims until they have no energy, appear constantly sleepy and eventually die. The devastating effects of sleeping sickness have posed a major threat to Africa over the years, and in particular Northern Uganda, where two forms of the illness were threatening to converge in 2006. The World Health Organization warned back then that the impact of mixed infections from tsetse flies would make sleeping sickness in humans almost impossible to treat.
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SOS partners COCTU and COVAB, Makerere given Innovation Award for sleeping sickness control campaign Posted 2013-12-12
The successes achieved by the Stamp Out Sleeping sickness (SOS) campaign in the control of sleeping sickness in Northern Uganda have been recognised by the Ugandan Ministry of Public Service which has awarded COCTU and COVAB, Makerere with the prestigious Collaboration and Networking across Government Award”. The Stamp Out Sleeping sickness (SOS) campaign is a public private partnership (PPP) that was launched in Kampala, Uganda in October 2006.
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