Programme Against African Trypanosomosis (PAAT)

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African animal trypanosomosis is a debilitating tsetse-transmitted parasitic disease of sub-Saharan Africa. Therapeutic and prophylactic drugs were introduced more than 50 years ago, and drug resistance is increasingly reported. In a cross-sectional study, 467 cattle were microscopically screened for trypanosomes. Samples were collected in May–July 2014 from five villages (Botao,...
FAO/IAEA project successfully integrates insect birth control technique for thriving livestock sector. After a four-year eradication programme including nuclear techniques, the Niayes region of Senegal is now almost free of the tsetse fly, which used to decimate livestock. The tsetse fly is a bloodsucking insect that kills more than three...
FAO and the Government of Italy support the African Union to reduce the impact of tsetse flies and trypanosomosis in 38 African countries. FAO is implementing a US$1 million project, funded by the Government of Italy, which focuses on improving food security in sub-Saharan Africa by supporting the progressive reduction...
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with the financial support of the Government of Italy, is implementing a project to improve food security by supporting the progressive reduction of African trypanosomosis, a disease that affects the health, livelihoods and development prospects of millions of people.
Alliance between FAO and GALVmed for better animal health in tsese affected areas. FAO, has, over the years, been involved in efforts to mobilize and coordinate activities aimed at increasing the control of African animal disease burden within the context of sustainable agriculture and rural development (SARD). In particular, the aim...
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