The Stamp Out Sleeping sickness (SOS) campaign is a public-private partnership launched in Kampala, Uganda in 2006. This partnership was formed in response to an emergency situation arising in a number of districts in Northern Uganda where the two existing strains of human sleeping sickness (Rhodesiense and Gambiense) threatened to converge.
The initiative brings together the Government of Uganda, Ceva Santé Animale, IKARE and other academic institutions to manage the disease by treating cattle reservoirs that carries the sleeping sickness parasite before it is transmitted to humans.
The initiative provided the cattle farmers the know-how and affordable access to veterinary services to treat their livestock with insecticides on a daily basis. Furthermore, farmers and key stakeholders were educated on the cause of the sleeping sickness and its close link between animals and human health.
The SOS initiative has therefore been very successful in:
|Location||Uganda, Central Africa|
|Value||USD 90 Million|