Key messages

The NTI Project is focused on community empowerment to trigger community participation in ending NTDs but mostly to ensure that communities are set to detect, test and treat NTDs. RHU wants to focus on:-

  • Improving Community capacity for Early Detection of NTDs through our chained clinical support systems and community groups.
  • Improving Communities participation in preventive measures that protect children and their communities from NTDs.
  • Empowering community healthcare service providers with the capacity to address and support communities to access Preventive chemotherapy.

We are working hard to find resources that may enable accessibility, participation and information for communities where we work.

Lab tech at Amdat

Silent tropical illnesses, boldly increasing poverty

Uganda is still battling with high numbers of lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis), schistosomiasis (Bilharzia), soil-transmitted helminths (intestinal worms), onchocerciasis (river blindness)…

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Training on NTDs

NTDs Community mapping training for RHU Alert officials & volunteers.

Our M&E Committee continues to educate itself on the core principles of NTDs community mapping and assessment skills as we lobby for resources to continue community engagements.

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Other Perspectives

Why Community Capacity Building is Important!

Many patients battling NTDs believe it is witchcraft. Our communities have not received enough information to help them convene communal efforts to End NTDs even in hot spot areas for such illnesses.

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Kwong Doing a Delivery at EFI network Facility

Neglected Tropical Diseases And Their Control In Uganda

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of 13 infections caused by parasitic worms, protozoa or bacteria. They strike the world’s poorest people, living in remote and rural areas of low-income countries …

MOH Perspective