neglected tropical disease

Improving mycetoma case detection through the training of community health workers in Northern Uganda: protocol for a stepped-wedge cluster-randomized trial

Introduction: The World Health Organization acknowledges the need for countries to incorporate neglected tropical disease care into their routine health care system. However, low detection rates and late presentation of mycetoma to health facilities have been observed in endemic countries, including Uganda. Objective: To empower community health workers (CHWs) in Northern Uganda to recognize and refer suspects of mycetoma to health facilities. Design: This will be a stepped-wedge cluster-randomized trial based in...