Support to DRC human African trypanosomiasis control program (WB-P165052)

  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi)
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  • Education and Health
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 2.75 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 7, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Feb 25, 2019

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Project Description

The proposed project development objective (PDO) is to leverage recent developments in HAT treatment and other control tools to improve access to HAT health services for affected communities in ten health zones within five targeted provinces of the DRC. The PDO will be achieved by strengthening capacity at the peripheral health services level to detect and treat HAT using rapid diagnostic tests and the current standard of care and support uptake of new treatments once available. It will also strengthen community engagement in HAT detection and management so that affected communities understand the risk of HAT, participate in case detection activities, and facilitate implementation of new treatments.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Borrower : Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi)
Contact : Rachel Cohen

Title : Regional Executive Director
Telephone No : 6466168683

Email :


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