Welcome to IFOTRODE: Innovations for Tropical Disease Elimination

At IFOTRODE, our mission is clear: to pioneer groundbreaking solutions for the treatment and elimination of neglected tropical diseases that afflict communities in tropical regions especially in Uganda. We stand at the forefront of the battle against diseases like tungiasis and podoconiosis, striving to create a healthier and more resilient future for those most vulnerable.

Our Vision: IFOTRODE envisions a world where neglected tropical diseases are eradicated, and communities thrive free from the burdens of ailments that have plagued them for generations. We believe in innovative and sustainable approaches that empower individuals and communities to break free from the cycle of disease.

Our Commitment: At the core of IFOTRODE’s commitment is the unwavering dedication to addressing the unique challenges posed by neglected tropical diseases. We channel our expertise, resources, and passion into developing and implementing effective strategies that not only treat these diseases but also contribute to their long-term elimination.

Focus Areas:

Tungiasis: IFOTRODE is actively engaged in research, treatment, and prevention strategies to combat tungiasis, a parasitic skin infestation caused by the female sand flea. By leveraging scientific advancements and community engagement, we aim to alleviate the suffering caused by this neglected disease.

Podoconiosis: Our initiatives target the prevention and treatment of podoconiosis, a debilitating non-infectious disease resulting from prolonged exposure to irritant minerals in certain soils. IFOTRODE is committed to raising awareness, providing medical interventions, and fostering sustainable solutions to eliminate podoconiosis in endemic regions.

Our Approach: IFOTRODE adopts a holistic and community-centric approach, recognizing the importance of collaboration and integration. We work hand-in-hand with local communities, healthcare professionals, researchers, and policymakers to create tailored solutions that address the unique challenges posed by neglected tropical diseases.

Research and Innovation: Innovation is at the heart of IFOTRODE’s endeavors. We invest in evolving   research to develop new tools, technologies, and methodologies that enhance disease detection, treatment, and prevention. By pushing the boundaries of knowledge, we aim to pave the way for transformative breakthroughs in the field of tropical disease elimination.

Get Involved: Join us in the fight against neglected tropical diseases. Whether you are a researcher, healthcare professional, advocate, or supporter, your involvement can make a significant impact. Together, we can create a world where no community is shackled by the burden of preventable diseases.

At IFOTRODE, we believe that through collective action, innovation, and compassion, we can build a future where tropical diseases are relegated to history books, and communities flourish in good health and well-being. Thank you for being a part of our journey towards Innovations For Tropical Disease Elimination.

Innovations For Tropical Disease Elimination (IFOTRODE) is a charity Organisation, incorporated in Uganda in 2019 on Registration number 80020002300824. Its head office is located in Lower Kauga, Mukono Municipal Council.


  • Research
  • Innovation
  • Humanitarian interventions
  • One health principle
  • Health education


  • Integrity

  • Empathy

  • Professionalism

  • Teamwork

  • Diversity


  • Tungiasis Elimination Project (Photos to be attached).The Uganda National Podoconiosis mappingPodoconiosis Management ProjectRotary Jiggers control project in Bugiri District

DFG Tungiasis Research Project in Napak

Management Team

  • Dr. George Mukone – Executive Director IFOTRODE and Country Manager, Tungiasis Elimination Project

Dr. Mutebi- Deputy Director Ifotrode. Deputy Manager and scientific advisor to the Tungiasis Elimination Project

  • Ms. Joyce Kainza – IFOTRODE Administrator
  • Ms. Rebbecca Arono – Data Manager