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3rd WHO stakeholders meeting on rhodesiense human African trypanosomiasis

Geneva, Switzerland.

10/04/2019 12/04/2019

Rhodesiense HAT (r-HAT) is a zoonotic disease in which wildlife and domestic animals are the main reservoirs and play a central role in maintaining transmission to humans by the bite of infected tsetse flies. 

Stakeholders support WHO’s target of achieving and sustaining the elimination of rhodesiense human African trypanosomiasis as a public health problem by 2020 (defined as fewer than 1 case/10 000 people at risk). Stakeholders will meet at WHO HQ in Geneva to discuss the progress made to date and the way forward.