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Programme Against African Trypanosomosis (PAAT)

Our structure

PAAT was officially established in November 1997 by the 29th Session of the FAO Conference (Resolution 5/97). The PAAT secretariat includes representatives of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Union-Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR).

The secretariat coordinates the implementation of programme activities and the interactions with partners and stakeholders. The secretariat's focal point is based at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Focal points in the PAAT secretariat
(FAO, WHO, IAEA, AU-IBAR)

Weining Zhao
Senior Animal Health Officer - Focal Point of the PAAT Secretariat
Animal Health Service
Animal Production and Health Division
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Tel.: +39 06 570 50076
E-mail: Weining.Zhao@fao.org

José Ramon Franco Minguell
Medical Officer - Human African Trypanosomiasis Programme
Innovative & Intensified Disease Management
Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
World Health Organization
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 22 791 33 13
E-mail: francoj@who.int

Rafael Argilés-Herrero
Entomologist (Livestock Pests)
Joint FAO/IAEA Programme
P.O. Box 100, 1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 2600 21629
R.Argiles-Herrero@iaea.org

Ahmed El-Sawalhy
Director
African Union - Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR)
Nairobi, Kenya
E-mail: ahmed.elsawalhy@au-ibar.org