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The Secretariat is vested in FAO, IAEA, AU/IBAR and WHO , all with internationally mandated responsibilities for various aspects of the control of Trypanosomosis. The Secretariat is responsible for providing support for the Programme Committee and for implementing Committee decisions. The primary functions are thus administration and coordination of all aspects of the Programme, including facilitation of communications between Governments, donors, national and international organisations, NARS and NGOs.
FAO hosts the PAAT Secretariat.


Albert Ilemobade
P.O. Box 1308
Ondo State
Tel: +234 34 242099

Programme Senior Advisor

Peter Holmes
Pro Vice-Principal
University of Glasgow
11, The Square
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Great Britain
Tel: +44 141 3303836
Fax: +44 141 3301975

Food and Agriculture Organization

The Environmental Management of Insect Borne Diseases Entity of the Animal Health Service is responsible, inter alia, for Tsetse and Trypanosomosis matters. The Entity’s policy is to provide support to Member Nations and Governments in defining and setting criteria and guidelines to alleviate the obstacles emerging from ecological and environmental driven factors responsible for disease emerging, risk and spread, and improve public health.

Raffaele Mattioli
PAAT Secretariat Focal Point
FAO HQ, Room C-524
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome 00100, Italy.
Tel: +39 06 570 56078

Joint FAO/IAEA Division

Under the ‘Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture’ in Vienna, Austria, two sections, ‘Insect Pest Control’ and ‘Animal Production and Health’, are dealing with Tsetse and Trypanosomosis; both sections have corresponding units at the Agency’s Laboratories at Seibersdorf, Austria.

Udo Feldman
P.O. Box 100
Vienna, Austria
Tel. + 43 1 2600 62169
Fax. + 43 1 3600 7

AU Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources

The Bureau develops, implements and co-ordinates livestock disease control projects in Africa. IBAR also retains specific responsibility for the organisation and administration of the International and Scientific Council for Trypanosomosis Research and Control.

a.i. Ahmed Elsawalhy
Director/Head of Mission
P.O. Box 30786
Nairobi, Kenya

World Health Organization

Within the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, the Innovative and Intensified Disease Management (IDM) Unit focuses on diseases for which cost-effective control tools do not exist and large scale use of existing tools are limited. The diseases include Buruli ulcer, Chagas, Cholera, Human African Trypanosomosis and Leishmaniasis.

The goal of the Unit is to allow these diseases to be easily managed within the primary health care system and ultimately eliminate them as a public health problem. The methodology applied consist on: increase awareness and advocacy, capacity building and training in endemic countries for disease control and management, monitoring of epidemiological trends and drug resistance, networking to ensure the most efficient involvement of all actors, and collaboration with the research community to promote access to innovation and development of new tools.

Pere P Simarro
1211 Geneva 27
Tel. +41 22 791 1345
Fax. +41 22 791 4777

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