31st International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control Conference Reports & Recommendations Bamako, Mali 12-16 September 2011
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Following to continuous control measures implemented during previous years by NSSCPs supported by WHO, bilateral cooperation and NGOs, HAT is under control in most of the endemic countries. Despite the encouraging results and exciting perspectives the process remains fragile and human African trypanosomiasis continues to be a threat in Africa. Indeed, in several countries some foci have been difficult to access and some of them present worrying transmission rates but also in countries where the disease has been put under control there is an high risk of re-emergence if the control and surveillance measures are discontinued.
DescriptionThe African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) is at the forefront of reducing the impact of transboundary animal diseases and zoonoses on livelihoods and public health in Africa. The prevention, control and eradication of the diseases is achieved through specific networks, platforms and projects within the framework of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme.