GALVmed representatives presented the GALVmed Tryps Programme to the 10th Meeting of National Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC) Coordinators in Accra, Ghana in June. GALVmed’s Operations Director, Dr Meritxell Donadeu and Grant Napier, Programme Manager, Animal African Trypanosomosis joined around 90 National PATTEC Coordinators and key players from 26 African Countries, representatives of other international organisations, institutions of higher learning, private and public partners. A full PATTEC report of the event is available from online at: http://www.au.int/en/sites/default/files/10Th%20PATTEC%20National%20Coordinators%2013%20-%2015%20June%202012%20Accra%20Ghana%20rv.pdf
Grant Napier commented:
GALVmed is delighted to be working closely with PATTEC. This meeting enabled us to learn about the latest activities of practitioners and agencies working in tsetse and trypanosomosis affected countries. We appreciate the highly inclusive and rich information-sharing forum that PATTEC created. The opportunity allowed the sharing of ‘not always so easy to access’ data with this wide-ranging, and expert group. This has already impacted on our UK Government- funded African Animal Trypanosomosis (AAT) project through the specific information obtained on tryps epidemiology and how GALVmed’s development of new improved veterinary control tools for AAT, can play an integrated role in PATTEC’s tsetse and trypanosomosis control campaign.
Dr Abebe Haile Gabriel (L), Director, DREA handing
over a PATTEC Flag to HE Dr Alfred Tia Sugri, the
Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture in charge
of Livestock of Ghana (m), and the PATTEC
Coordinator, Dr Hassane Mahamat looking on.
Participants: the 10th PATTEC National Coordinators’
meeting opened on 13 June , Accra, Republic of Ghana.
Photographs courtesy of PATTEC, Department of
Rural Economy and Agriculture African Union Commission.