Theme of the Conference
T&T Research and Control for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development:
Promoting Partnership and Learning Agenda in the context of African Renaissance
The General Conference of the International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control (ISCTRC) will be held on 8th to 12th September 2013 in Khartoum, Sudan. The objective of the Conference will be to promote information sharing on tsetse, human and animal trypanosomiasis problem, review control strategies and recommend appropriate approaches in research and control for the next two years. It will be a five day event with over 300 participants from the 36 T&T affected African countries and international organizations expected to attend with over 100 presentations.
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 Member States, Africa Union Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (AU-PATTEC), International organizations, including Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), World Health Organization (WHO), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Programme against African Trypanosomiasis (PAAT).
To achieve its objectives, the Council facilitates information sharing and exchange on matters regarding tsetse and trypanosomiasis research and control by holding regular General scientific conferences since 1949.