About TIBA Uganda

Our Focus

This study focuses on the risk of cattle reservoir to transmission of Rhodesiense sleeping sickness and involves a multi-disciplinary approach commonly known as the ‘One Health approach‘ to Trypanosomiasis control in Uganda.


Our Aims

The project is aimed at tracking the findings from the areas initially indicated to have very high prevalence of T.b.rhodensiense so that the current situation is obtained and also improve on the control measures to eliminate sleeping sickness in Uganda.

Geographical Location of Project Field Activities 

Location is Lango sub region in the districts of Kole, Lira, and Alebtong, specifically targeting the identified 20 high risk villages in the above districts . These districts were selected based on a comprehensive survey conducted in 2015 involving Lango, Busoga, Acholi, Bukedi, Teso, some parts of Buganda and West Nile.

The Core Team

Prof. Charles Waiswa

Principal Investigator, TIBA Uganda. 

Prof. Susan. C. Welburn

Co-Principal Investigator, TIBA Uganda

Dr. Mandela Robert Wangoola

Project Manager, TIBA Uganda

Dr. Charles Wamboga

Co-Investigator, TIBA Uganda

Beatrice Oyella

Secretariat, TIBA Uganda

Ian Calvin Waiswa

Secretariat, TIBA Uganda

Sam Bakalikwira

Secretariat, TIBA Uganda