Scientific working group on African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)

Meeting report. 4-8 June 2001 Geneva, Switzerland

Publication details

Publication date: 2003
WHO reference number: TDR/SWG/01
Number of pages: 182
Languages: English



This report provides a review of the present epidemiological situation and actual control needs for African trypanosomiasis. It is expected to guide TDR and others interested in research on this disease and to provide data that can be used in advocacy to convince policy-makers and donor agencies to place control of the disease higher on their agendas.

The research priorities set out are closely linked to control needs and open to the opportunities that science and technology can provide. Recommendations are made in three broad areas: epidemiology, and disease surveillance and control; drug development and drug resistance; pathogenesis and applied genomics.