Colombia, like Brazil, has a significant history of vector control actions. 40% of the Colombian territory is considered endemic for the transmission of Chagas disease. Official data estimate that 438,000 people are affected, with more than 130,000 people presenting clinical complications and 4,8 million people living in risk areas.
In recent years, there have been important advances in research, notification, diagnosis and treatment for Chagas disease in the country. However, prevention of mother-to-child transmission remains a persistent challenge.
CUIDA Chagas will be implemented in Bogotá F.D and others 12 municipalities (Guachaca, Don Diego, Moniquirá, Santa Ana, Chitaraque, Soatá, Boavita, Tipacoque, San Mateo, Miraflores, Zetaquira and El Yopal), divided over three departments.