MINISTRY OF HEALTH, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, GENDER, ELDERLY AND CHILDREN

Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Program Tanzania

Program Manager Message
Last edit: 2015-06-10 11:29:28.

The Tanzania NEGLECTED TROPICALDISEASE CONTROL Program entered its fifth year of activities withsome districts entering their fifth round of treatment. The programhas gained popularity and has expanded to cover 100 districts in 16regions. The program has covered the most highly endemic areas of thecountry. This year the mapping exercise for trachoma has finally beencompleted indicating that the total trachoma endemic districts in thecountry currently are 47,TAS for LF have been done in 4 districts andthis document outlines the activities of 2014 and outlinesprojections from 2005-2010 based on the current mapping data.

The program has received enormouspolitical support and overwhelming public interest in the disease.This year also we managed to integrate Ivermectin and Albendazoledistribution with the national Measles rubella vaccination Campaign.The program would like to acknowledge financial support received fromUSAID through ENVISION, and APOC, Department of InternationalDevelopment UK through the Liverpool NTD support Center and SightSavers through IANET project.