A Comprehensive Health Care Route for Chagas (RIAS) has been implemented for several years now in the departments with the highest incidence of the disease in Colombia. Thanks to this pilot project, developed in collaboration with DNDi, the number of persons diagnosed and treated has increased until 13-fold and 5-fold respectively. This shows that it is possible and crucial to diagnose and provide early treatment at the first tier of healthcare.
This report was compiled by the Chagas Global Coalition during field visits with our Coordinator Javier Sancho and Ulrich-Dietmar Madeja (Executive Director NTD Program NTD, Bayer), at the Tenza Valley, Boyaca (Colombia).
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