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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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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UK Government launches development impact bond

Posted 2014-09-17

Before the summer the UK Government, through its International Development Secretary Justine Greening, announced that it will launch its first ever development impact bond.

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SOS project: from acute intervention to sustainable network – see the movie!

Posted 2014-04-03

Trying to summarise all achievements and personal journeys since the SOS Partnership was launched in 2006 is no simple feat. With this movie we make an attempt however to tell the story which began with an emergency intervention. While this mass-treatment of cattle was a success in itself, it also pointed at gaps and challenges in the delivery of veterinary services in rural areas of Uganda. This in turn led to the establishment of private veterinary practices and self-employed spray persons - together empowering and enabling farmers to “do it for themselves”. So how did it all begin?

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