Photo source: USAID
Mr. Okello has been the Katakwi District NTD Coordinator since 2002, when the program to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF) was launched. Since taking on this position, Mr. Okello has made numerous contributions to the success of the Uganda NTD program, including:
Under his leadership, the Katakwi District was cited by USAID, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health as the best district in Uganda in implementing NTD treatment and data management. Having stopped mass treatment campaigns after reaching a prevalence level of 0.1% for lymphatic filariasis, Katakwi is on the path to its elimination.