A new approach to community participation in tsetse control in the Busoga sleeping sickness focus, Uganda. A preliminary report

Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1991 Jun;85(3):315-22. doi: 10.1080/00034983.1991.11812567.


A process is described by which trapping technology is being taught to a rural community which has been affected continuously by an epidemic of sleeping sickness for over a decade. Through a systematic health education programme, people are actively involved in making and setting traps and in learning about the general characteristics of the tsetse fly and the disease. A mono-screen trap has been developed for community use and is being used to trap flies. This is the first time that this kind of community participation has been attempted in tsetse control--and this approach is discussed in relation to other approaches.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Community Participation
  • Health Education
  • Humans
  • Insect Control / methods*
  • Rural Population
  • Trypanosomiasis, African / prevention & control
  • Tsetse Flies*
  • Uganda