Sleeping sickness is a lethal disease which affects humans and animals in rural Africa and has negative consequences for the economic development in the region.


The Stamp Out Sleeping sickness (SOS) campaign is a public private partnership launched in Kampala, Uganda in October 2006. This partnership was formed in response to an emergency situation arising in a number of districts in Northern Uganda where the two strains of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) - also known as "sleeping sickness"- threaten to converge.

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BBC reports on the fight against sleeping sickness.

Posted 2015-11-20

Public broadcaster, the BBC World Service, recently broadcast two reports and ran an article on its website, highlighting the Stamp out Sleeping Sickness (SOS) campaign and subsequent initiatives to eradicate the disease in Northern ­Uganda. As the BBC explained, the campaign involves a unique approach, in which cattle are effectively used as live bait to prevent the deadly sleeping sickness parasite, trypanosome, from infecting people in rural communities.

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Presentation by Anne Holm Rannaleet at ISNTD Philantrophy 2014

Posted 2015-03-24

On the 29th September 2014, ISNTD Philantrophy took place at Foundling Museum, London. The conference covered the role and evolution of philanthropy in funding and shaping global healthcare, with particular emphasis on the next decade, and Anne Holm Rannaleet, Executive Director, IK Aid and Relief Enterprise Ltd (IKARE), was one of the invited speakers.

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Progress and challenges in controlling neglected zoonotic diseases

Posted 2015-02-04

Suzanne Jarvis reports from the Fourth International Meeting on the Control of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases, hosted by the World Health Organization in Geneva in November. The meeting looked at progress that has been made in controlling these diseases and at what the next steps should be for further control.

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