Human African trypanosomiasis

The Programme Against African Trypanosomiasis – PAAT

The Programme Against African Trypanosomiasis (PAAT) has been established in 1995 to provide overall direction and focus to the activities of all those concerned with and affected by this disease. The Programme has been based on the recognized need for improved collaboration and coordination between UN Agencies, International Organizations, research institutes, donors, development agencies, governments and affected rural communities. The programme management is delegated to a joint secretariat composed of FAO, AU/IBAR, IAEA and WHO. The programme goal is to identify a solution to the problem of tsetse and trypanosomiasis, both human and animal, in the broader context of food security, health, rural development and sustainable agriculture.