Neglected tropical diseases

Technical Advisory Group on criteria and procedures for assessing Human African trypanosomiasis elimination (HAT- e-TAG)

Date: 23–25 November 2016
Venue: WHO Headquarters, Geneva

The recently created HAT-e-TAG will work to provide a clear criteria to assess the elimination of HAT at country level. During the 3-day meeting, technical experts will review indicators used to assess HAT elimination and recommend the information required from countries to provide evidence on low or no transmission.

Discussions are also expected to focus in establishing criteria and procedures for reviewing national dossiers and to assess whether the conditions for the validation and verification are met in the Member State submitting the dossier. Procedures to maintain the post-elimination surveillance will also be discussed.