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The innovation trajectory of sleeping sickness control in Uganda: Research knowledge in its context (Discussion Paper 08)

The innovation trajectory of sleeping sickness control in Uganda: Research knowledge in its context (Discussion Paper 08)

Morton, John F. (2010) The innovation trajectory of sleeping sickness control in Uganda: Research knowledge in its context (Discussion Paper 08). Discussion Paper. Research Into Use / UK Department for International Development (DFID), Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Abstract

This paper documents the way in which the "Stamp Out Sleeping Sickness" (SOS) Campaign in Uganda made use of research knowledge to have large-scale impact on the livelihoods and health of rural people in its target area. The SOS campaign mobilised private and public resources to control the deadly disease of human sleeping sickness, using mass treatment of cattle to destroy trypanosomes, the parasites that cause human sleeping sickness but also live in cattle, and insecticidal spraying of cattle to control the tsetse flies that are vectors of both human sleeping sickness and the related disease of trypanosomiasis in cattle. The research knowledge used to create the SOS campaign was communicated through a variety of formal and informal channels, within a web of institutional and personal connections between the main actors. This paper provides a detailed description of the SOS Campaign in order to consider the complex ways in which research knowledge can be put to policy use, and the complex factors that facilitate or encourage that process.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: [1] Research Into Use (RIU) Discussion Paper 08. Publication date: October 2010. [2] Please note, title page states - 2010 Discussion Paper 08 while title page verso and page headings state - Discussion Paper 09. [3] This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. [4] Published as: Morton, John (2010) The innovation trajectory of sleeping sickness control in Uganda: research knowledge in its context. Discussion Paper. Research into Use Programme, Edinburgh, Scotland. [5] The document is an output from the Research Into Use Programme (RIU) funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) for the benefit of developing countries. The views expressed are not necessarily those of DFID.
Uncontrolled Keywords: research knowledge, sleeping sickness, SOS campaign, communication networks, public-private sector partnerships, agricultural research, development narratives, Uganda
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Development Studies Research Group
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
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Last Modified: 06 Dec 2013 16:05
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4141

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