A study of participatory microplanning for disease campaigns with indigenous communities of the River Cubiyú.
Indigenous Communities of River Cubiyú, Vaupés
Trachoma, Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH), Ectoparasitosis
The Vaupés department in the southeastern Amazon Region of Colombia has a high burden of trachoma and other neglected infectious diseases (NIDs)* among its mainly indigenous population. The Universidad de los Andes conducted a study using a participatory action research design of community and stakeholder involvement in the microplanning process for integrated NID campaigns.
*NIDs is the term used in the Region of the Americas that encompasses many neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).