Programme Against African Trypanosomosis (PAAT)

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Animal trypanosomosis, a parasitic disease transmitted by tsetse flies and other blood-sucking insects, poses serious economic problems for livestock farmers in Africa. There is no vaccine, and existing drugs are losing their efficacy because of the emergence of drug-resistant parasites. To fight this wasting and often deadly disease, FAO teamed up...
FAO celebrates the success of a virtual South-South cooperation capacity building initiative. Veterinary officials from 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa successfully completed the FAO online course on sharing knowledge and experiences regarding the development of national atlases for tsetse and African animal trypanosomosis (AAT). [Read the full article]
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has launched a new online course on developing national atlases of tsetse fly and African animal trypanosomosis (AAT) to promote the control of high impact Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs). Trypanosomosis is a blood-borne parasitic disease of cattle spread through the bite...
Background In the 1980s and 1990s, great strides were taken towards the elimination of tsetse and animal African trypanosomiasis (AAT) in Zimbabwe. However, advances in recent years have been limited. Previously freed areas have been at risk of reinvasion, and the disease in tsetse-infested areas remains a constraint to food security....
The FAO-China SSC Programme, in partnership with FAO and its Programme Against African Trypanosomosis have been working together for many year to support countries affected by high-impact TADs through the Programme’s Global Capacity Development project. [read more]
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