The Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign – PATTEC
The Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC) was created following a decision by the African Heads of State and Government at the AU Summit in Lomé, Togo in July 2000 (Decision AGH/Dec.156-XXXVI). The Secretary General of the AU was charged with the task of initiating a campaign to eradicate the trypanosomiasis and tsetse flies menace from the African continent, once and for all. Consequently, a plan of action was elaborated to achieve this objective. The success of the PATTEC initiative will depend on the extent to which the affected countries will mobilize the necessary commitment to mount sustained action. The African Development Bank (ADB) collaborates and supports the PATTEC initiative.