Coordinating office for control of Trypanosomiasis In Uganda
Uganda Trypanosomiasis Control Council (UTCC) was created by Parliament as a corporate body through the Act 1992 (Ch. 211) which legalized the Council, the Technical Committee and Coordinating Office for Control of Trypanosomiasis in Uganda (COCTU) as the Secretariat of the Council. COCTU is a one Health platform to Human and Animal Trypanosomiasis. This was an effort to rationalize the tsetse and trypanosomiasis research and control in Uganda.
The Secretariat works in close working relationships with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Land, Water and Environment and there is a close liaison with International Organisations like International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Food and Agriculture (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Health Organisation (WHO), African Union (AU) specifically Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (IBAR)and Pan African tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC) Secretariat, the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) through the Livestock Health Research Institute (LIRI), Tororo.