In the CYSTINET-Africa network, tasks for Tanazania I (SUA) are to develop, evaluate and implement a practical health education intervention package for prevention and control of Taenia solium cysticercosis and taeniosis (TSCT) in Tanzania.
FUNCTIONS OF SUA WITHIN THE CONSORTIUM:
- Development and adaptation of a low-cost, ready-to-use health education intervention package targeting village opinion leaders for the prevention and control of TSCT in Songwe (Songwe region) and Kongwa (Dodoma region) districts, southern highlands of and central Tanzania, respectively;
- Determination of the effectiveness of the community-adapted health education intervention package on the community’s knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAPs) and risk of porcine and human cysticercosis in Songwe and Kongwa districts;
- Development of evidence-based policy guidelines for locally adapted prevention and control of TSCT in Songwe and Kongwa districts.