The Buzz in Boma

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Moniz, Josh; Palanchian, Zachary; Salomone, Chris; Sengstaken, Jack; Sziy, Rhaine
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Heal the World; Architecture; Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; Engineering; Life Sciences; Medicine and Health Sciences; Social and Behavioral Sciences
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African sleeping sickness is a severe disease in Boma, DRC that takes the lives of many. To counter this disease we distributed ITN's in Boma using a similar process as used in Tanzania to combat malaria in 2005. Our goal was to distribute ITN's to 25% of the at risk population of Boma. Based on the success of the Tanzania Net Program, we expect the cases of HAT to decrease significantly over the next year.Poster Presentation, Judge's Winner (2014)