Human African trypanosomiasis

Stakeholders call on WHO to lead a network aimed at elimination of human African trypanosomiasis

28 March 2014 | Geneva

A WHO-led network has been established to ensure a coordinated, strengthened and sustained effort to eliminate human African trypanosomiasis (HAT).

The decision to establish the network came at the end of a meeting of stakeholders on HAT (also known as sleeping sickness).

It groups together national sleeping sickness control programmes, groups developing new tools to fight the disease, international and non-governmental organizations and donors.

The meeting took place in Geneva on 25 – 27 March 2014.