This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
New, cost-effective ways of controlling sleeping sickness in people and
nagana in cattle are being applied in Uganda. These techniques involve
treating infected cattle with drugs that kill blood-borne trypanosomes
(which cause these diseases), and applying insecticides to the specific
parts of the cattle that tsetse fly bite to feed (like the legs and
belly). Conventional methods of tackling sleeping sickness concentrate
on detecting and treating human cases and killing the tsetse flies that
spread the disease. But, this doesn't address the fact that cattle are
the major reservoir of the disease. In fact, almost 50% of the cattle
living in some areas carry the disease. The new methods that have been
developed offer a way of combating the problem at source.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts on Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (16 pp.) taken from the CD.
AHP02, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 58.