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

Samia Metwally
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 55838
E-mail: [email protected]

José Ramon Franco Minguell
Medical Officer - Human African Trypanosomiasis Programme
Prevention Treatment and Care 
Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
World Health Organization
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 22 791 33 13
E-mail: [email protected]

Huyam Salih
African Union - Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR)
Nairobi, Kenya
E-mail: [email protected]  

Chantel de Beer
Research Entomologist (Livestock Pests)
Joint FAO/IAEA Centre of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture
P.O. Box 100, 1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 2600 27321
[email protected]