Programme Against African Trypanosomosis (PAAT)

Call for action against African trypanosomosis and other high-impact animal diseases in Southern Africa



Participants at a multi-stakeholder workshop convened by FAO to call for South-South and Triangular Cooperation action on the control of high-impact Transboundary Animal Diseases in Southern Africa. From 4 to 6 June, FAO organized a workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe, on the pressing issue of the control of high-impact transboundary animal diseases (TADs) in Southern Africa. Invitees and participants came from affected countries in Southern Africa (Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe), as well as from international organizations, such as the African Union (AU) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and some BRICS countries, such as Brazil and China. Participants identified two major high impact diseases (i.e. African animal Trypanosomosis and African Swine Fever) and drafted a concept note for their prevention and control.

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