Programme Against African Trypanosomosis (PAAT)


Montpellier (France) 
Great efforts have been made over several decades to control African trypanosomosis and its vectors. However, whilst over the past twenty years great advances have been made towards the elimination of sleeping sickness, progress in the control of animal trypanosomosis (AT) has been much more limited. To help face these...
Parasites and parasitic diseases negatively affect the health and welfare of domestic animals, and they pose a heavy burden on communities that rely on livestock for their livelihood. The management and control of parasites often hinges on the use of chemicals and drugs, such as the acaricides used against ticks...
Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), also known as sleeping sickness, is a vector-borne disease transmitted by tsetse flies. The gambiense form of HAT is found in western and central Africa, and it is mainly anthroponotic (i.e. transmitted from human to human via the tsetse vector); the rhodesiense form is found in...
Virtual - Hosted by the FAO Virtual Learning Centre for Southern Africa 
Capacity development
The course is designed to build data management capacities and to promote the development of national-level, spatially-explicit information systems on tsetse and African animal trypanosomosis (AAT). It has been developed by the Programme Against African Trypanosomosis (PAAT), and it is hosted by the Virtual Learning Centre (VLC) at the FAO...
Geneva (Switzerland)  
Stakeholders support WHO’s target of elimination of gambiense human African trypanosomiasis as a public health problem by 2020, and eliminating disease transmission by 2030. Stakeholders will meet at WHO HQ in Geneva to review the progress in the elimination of gambiense HAT and discuss the challenges ahead with focus on...
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