A commitment plan developed for the elimination of human African trypanosomiasis in Kwilu


Bandundu, April 5th, 2021 (CPA).– Participants in the workshop on planning the engagement of Civil Society Organizations involved in the control of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) in Kwilu, resulted in the development of ‘a commitment plan on the elimination of this disease in this entity.

According to Florence Ilunga from the provincial health division (DPS) of Kwilu, which organized a workshop on Thursday and Friday with the support of PATH, a partner in health transition, this meeting consisted of a deep reflection with a view to health promotion.

It aimed, she said, to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities (FEFOM) of CSOs to improve work through political advocacy for the mobilization of resources for health. Three presentations including “PATH working context in support of civil society in advocacy”; “Insight on Civil Society Building in Advocacy in Kwilu” and “Guidance on FEFOM Civil Society Analysis”, are the themes that were given during this forum by subject matter experts from PATH, the DPS and civil society. Work in groups focused mainly on the revitalization of the HAT coordination team, sensitization of the community and leaders on the importance of traps as well as capacity building of WG / HAT members on new orientations in the field.

the context of Covid-19.

About twenty actors from health, civil society organizations (CSOs), religious denominations, the media and the public administration, participated in this workshop which was closed by the head of the provincial division of Health. (DPS) from Kwilu, Jean Pierre Basake. ACP/