Recommendations of the 34th Conference of the International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control (ISCTRC) and the 16th PATTEC Coordinators Meeting Held in Livingstone, Zambia, From 11th to 15th September 2017
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The African Union was requested to sensitise the national government officials through advocacy, with a view to influence policies on tsetse and trypanosomiasis (T&T), focussing on the allocation of resources and sustainability of control programs. The meeting therefore agreed that the recommendations of the 34th ISCTRC conference be brought to the attention of the Specialised Technical Committee (STC) of Ministers in charge of Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment, during their meeting to be held on October 5 and 6, 2017 organized by African Union at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
DescriptionIt was recognized that the training and mentoring of young scientists was crucial in addressing the growing manpower demands of tsetse and trypanosomiasis research/control. In this regard the meeting appreciated the efforts of organisations that have supported capacity building and appealed to others to contribute.