Programme Against African Trypanosomosis (PAAT)

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During the first week of September, South-South Cooperation (SSC) technical exchange activities took place in Maputo, Mozambique. An expert from Zimbabwe’s Division of Tsetse Control Services visited Mozambique’s National Directorate of Veterinary Services and the Eduardo Mondlane University. The objective of the mission was to support Mozambique in developing a...
A FAO regional project, funded by the Government of Italy, benefited smallholder livestock keepers and veterinary authorities in 28 African countries affected by the trypanosomosis, with a focus on Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali and Uganda. Project activities included: (1) the piloting of an innovative tool for trypanosomosis control in the...
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...
Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), also known as sleeping sickness, is a rare disease today, but throughout the 20th century it has demonstrated its potential for devastating epidemics. Over the last twenty years, substantial efforts against HAT enabled to dramatically reduce its prevalence, and the disease is now targeted for elimination...
Background: Diminazene diaceturate (DA) and isometamidium chloride hydrochloride (ISM) are with homidium bromide, the main molecules used to treat African Animal Trypanosomosis (AAT). These drugs can be purchased from official suppliers but also from unofficial sources like local food markets or street vendors. The sub-standard quality of some of these...
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