33rd General Conference of the International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control (ISCTRC) and 14th PATTEC Coordinators Meeting

From 14 September 2015 until 18 September 2015

At N'Djamena - CHAD


Categories: AU-IBAR


14th-18th September 2015 in N'Djamena, Chad


Bringing all Stakeholders together after 15 years of implementation of the PATTEC Initiative.


The International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control (ISCTRC) is a statutory Council of the African Union Commission with the Secretariat at African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal resources (AU-IBAR) in Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in the early 60s as a vehicle to promote international cooperation in the fight against trypanosomiasis which is one of Africa’s greatest constraints to socio-economic development, severely affecting human and livestock health, limiting land use, causing poverty and perpetuating underdevelopment on the continent.

The Membership of the Council includes Africa Union Member States, African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal resources, Africa Union - Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomosis Eradication Campaign (AUPATTEC), International organizations, including Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) among others.

During the 9th Conference of Ministers responsible for Livestock in Africa that was held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 14th to 19th April, 2013, Ministers recommended that Member States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) develop national and regional Tsetse and Trypanosomosis (T&T) Strategies and Action Plans that are aligned to the continental PATTEC Strategic and Action Plans, increase their public investment, and participate in a resource mobilization conference on T&T interventions scheduled to be held in 2015 to commemorate PATTEC at fifteen years and review progress made. The 33rd ISCTRC General Conference in 2015 will be held in Chad. Further, it is worth recalling that during the 32nd ISCTRC General Conference that was held in Khartoum, Sudan, 8 - 12 September 2013, a resolution was made that the Coordinators’ meeting should be part of the ISCTRC conference programme during the year when the ISCTRC conference is held.

This year’s Coordinators and Focal Points’ meeting is unique in that it coincides not only with the 15th Anniversary of the birth of the PATTEC Initiative, but also the 33rd ISCTRC General Conference.

Given that the 14th PATTEC Coordinators and Focal Points’ meeting coincides with the 15th Anniversary of PATTEC and the 33rd ISCTRC General Conference, the objectives of the meeting are designed to address the ministerial recommendation cited above as well as to facilitate information sharing and exchange on matters regarding Tsetse and Trypanosomosis research and control and bringing all stakeholders together after 15 years of the Implementation of the PATTEC Initiative.

The General Conference is a five-day event that is normally attended by 300 participants from the 38 affected African countries and international organizations with over 100 scientific papers being presented.

The meeting disseminates scientific information on tsetse, human and animal trypanosomiasis problem, reviews control strategies and recommends appropriate approaches in research and control.

The previous (32nd) ISCTRC General Conference was held in Khartoum, Sudan in 2013 and the 33rd ISCTRC Conference will be held in N’Djamena, Chad on 14th to 18th September 2015.

Objective of the Meeting

To promote information sharing on tsetse, human and animal trypanosomiasis problem, review the PATTEC Initiative’s implementation, review control strategies and recommend appropriate approaches in research and control.

Specific Objectives

Programmes for the Meeting

Outcomes and Outputs

Participants Expected to Attend the Meeting

300 participants are expected to attend the meeting drawn from:

  1. Thirty eight (38) Member States where Tsetse and Trypanosomosis remains a challenge
  2. Ministries responsible for Animal Health, Human Health from Chad and other AU Member States;
  3. African Union Commission ;
  4. Research institutions (Scientists/Researchers);
  5. Institutions of Higher learning;
  6. Private sector;
  7. PATTEC National Coordinators/Focal points and steering committee’s members;
  8. ISCTRC Executive committee Members.


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Working Documents

Concept Note
Date 2015-07-17 Language  English Filesize 689.82 KB

Note Conceptuelle
Date 2015-07-22 Language  French Filesize 189.91 KB

Call for Abstracts
Date 2015-05-07 Language  English Filesize 5.77 MB

Appel de Résumés
Date 2015-05-08 Language  French Filesize 5.78 MB

Registration Form
Date 2015-05-12 Language  English Filesize 50.69 KB

Formulaire d'inscription
Date 2015-05-12 Language  French Filesize 85.22 KB



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