Edridah Muheki Tukahebwa is the assistant commissioner of health services for vector control tropical diseases and the national coordinator of the NTD control program for the Uganda Ministry of Health. She coordinates a successful integrated program that is supported by more than six partners. Under her leadership, NTDs have attracted political attention.
Thanks to an expansive global partnership and donation program, Pfizer believes the global elimination of trachoma can be achieved. How did the global community make such dramatic progress against trachoma in so short a time? And why is it so important for the 163 million individuals still at risk of this neglected tropical disease that we finish the job? Pfizer's Caroline Roan and Dr. Edridah Muheki Tukahebwa of Uganda's Ministry of Health explain.