The development of PAAT Information System
(PAAT-IS) has been driven by the need for decision support
at international, continental, regional and national level
to guide strategic decisions on tsetse and Trypanosomosis
control in sub-Saharan Africa.
PAAT-IS is made up of several components: this Web site,
the Geographical Information System (GIS), the Tsetse and
Trypanosomosis Information (TTI) Bulletin, the Technical
and Scientific Series and the PAAT – Link.
The Geographical Information System (GIS) provides the capability
for storage, display and analysis of layers of spatial data.
The TTI, also available in digital format from this website,
is a half-yearly periodical collating a wide range of paper
abstracts, meeting reports and other publications which deal
with subjects pertinent to T&T research, control, policy
issues and strategies for intervention. The Technical and
Scientific Series is a monographic publication which provides
in depth information and analysis on specific issues related
to the problem of T&T, its management and intervention
strategies. The PAAT-L is an electronic mailing list for sharing
and disseminating information among the PAAT-L subscribers.
Request to subscribe to PAAT-L or information that you would
like to share can be sent to Raffaele Mattioli, FAO, at the
following e-mail address: Raffaele.Mattioli@fao.org.