The 36th General Conference of the International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control (ISCTRC) will be organised by the ISCTRC Council, comprising the Africa Union Member States, Africa Union Pan African Tsetse
and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (AU-PATTEC), International organizations, including Food and
Agricultural Organization (FAO), World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). from 18th - 22nd September 2023. The conference aims to facilitate information sharing on tsetse, human and animal trypanosomiasis problem, review control strategies, and recommend appropriate approaches for tsetse and trypanosomiasis research and control. The upcoming convention is scheduled to take place in Mombasa, Kenya.
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The expected outputs and outcomes will be:
• Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis information shared and disseminated;
• Networking amongst the tsetse and trypanosomiasis research and control workers enhanced;
• Recommendations for tsetse and trypanosomiasis research and control activities for the next
two years adopted;
• Capacity for tsetse and trypanosomiasis research and control workers enhanced;
• Visibility of African Union InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources and the International
Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control enhanced;
• The Visibility and the role of Government of Kenya in the fight against tsetse and trypanosomiasis
in Africa enhanced.
The upcoming meeting is anticipated to have an attendance of approximately 300 individuals, including African Union Commission Staff, Scientists/Researchers, Universities in Africa and other regions, Research Institutes in Africa and other regions, ISCTRC Executive Committee Members, Thirty-eight (38) Member States where tsetse and trypanosomiasis remain a challenge, and Ministries responsible for animal health, human health, and environment.
The ISCTRC Abuja Declaration was formulated as a result of the preceding conference that took place in Abuja, Nigeria in 2019. Above picture: 2019 ISCTRC Meeting
The ISCTRC is a legally established council under the African Union Commission, and its administrative hub is located at the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) in Nairobi, Kenya. The establishment of this initiative in the early 1960s aimed to foster global collaboration in combatting trypanosomiasis, a major impediment to Africa's socio-economic progress. This disease significantly impacts the health of both humans and livestock, restricts land utilisation, contributes to poverty, and perpetuates underdevelopment throughout the continent.