Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign
(PATTEC)


Background to the PATTEC Initiative
o Establishment
o Vision
o Mission
o Role

Operational Framework
o Organisational structure
o Policy and Mobilisation Committee
o PATTEC Coordination Office

PATTEC Plan of Action

PATTEC Projects
o Regional Projects
o Country Projects

PATTEC Newsletter
The Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC) arose from the urgent need to address the problem posed by tsetse-transmitted diseases, which threatens the health and productivity of people and livestock, affects land use and severely constrains Africa's socioeconomic development.
The historic decision by the African Heads of State and Government to collectively embark on a tsetse eradication campaign was both an expression of their common objective to render Africa tsetse-free as well as a declaration of their commitment to achieve this objective through united action.

I
n accordance with the decision of the African leaders, the Commission of the African Union was assigned the task of mobilizing and coordinating the activities necessary for the implementation of the objectives of the PATTEC initiative. Within the framework of this assignment, the Commission established a PATTEC Coordination Office to help initiate and coordinate the activities of the campaign, and inaugurated the PATTEC Policy and Mobilisation Committee, to help mobilizing support as well as guide and oversee the policy, activities and management of the PATTEC initiative.

T
he novelty of the PATTEC initiative is founded on the collective leadership and direct involvement of African governments at the highest level. Its implementation protocol within the framework of the PATTEC Plan of Action is based on the concept, strategy, viability and principles of the area-wide approach in pest control in the context of the trans-boundary nature of the tsetse and trypanosomosis problem.

T
he success of the PATTEC initiative will depend on the extent to which the affected countries can mobilise the necessary political will to mount sustained action. Given the declared political commitment of Africa's leaders to the objective of rendering Africa tsetse-free in the shortest possible time, the challenge facing the continent is now to mobilise and organise the necessary sustained support and action for the effective implementation of the objectives of the PATTEC initiative.



Related Links:
o KETRI
o CIRDES
o TTRI
o LIRI
o NITR
o AU/IBAR
o IAEA
o WHO
o FAO (PAAT)



For more Information, please contact Dr John P. Kabayo.

 


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