Stories from the Field

Mr. Alassane Abrangao

05/01/2014

Nurse in the Datcha Peripheral Health Unit, Ogou District, Plateaux Region

Togo’s integrated neglected tropical diseases (NTD) program depends on nurses at each of the more than 600 peripheral health units to oversee the community drug distributors in the field. While all of these nurses take their responsibilities very seriously, Mr. Abrangao has stood out as being one of the most responsible. Each year, he ensures that mass drug administration in his peripheral health unit runs smoothly and is eagerly adopted by the community. His commitment to the community is demonstrated by the high coverage rates in his supervisory area, Datcha. He actively manages mass drug administration activities, assisting the community drug distributors with issues that arise, encouraging a high degree of community mobilization, and providing timely and accurate reports.