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Uganda - Creation of Sustainable Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Free Areas in East and West Africa - Project Completion Report (PCR)

06-Nov-2012

For many years, attempts have been made to control Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis (T&T) in Africa, Uganda inclusive. Where modest reduction in fly densities is achieved, resurgence quickly occurs due to re-infestation. This is particularly so because most interventions in T&T activities have been aimed at reducing tsetse population densities through tsetse suppression activities. As a result of this continued tsetse infestation, milk and meat off-take is reduced and so is work efficiency where oxen are used for cultivation. Access to areas with good grazing and cultivable land is obstructed, resulting in relocation to relatively tsetse-free areas that are characteristic of immence land pressure, environmental degradation, declinings oil fertility, etc. Further, productivity of humans exposed to bite flies is reduced and tsetse transmitted sleeping sickness, if un-treated, may lead to death

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