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The Programme Against African Trypanosomiasis Information System (Paatis)

  • M. Gilbert
  • C. Jenner
  • J. Pender
  • D. Rogers
  • J. Slingenbergh
  • W. Wint
Part of the World Class Parasites book series (WCPA, volume 1)

Abstract

The Programme against African Trypanosomiasis (PAAT) was established in 1995 and is managed by a joint secretariat composed of FAO, OAU/IBAR, IAEA and WHO. The programme aims to provide direction and focus to the control of trypanosomiasis within the broader context of food security, human health, rural development and sustainable agriculture. This paper describes the PAAT-Information System (PAATIS) which aims to assist decision-support for prioritisation of tsetse control areas and control strategy, thereby facilitating direct contact between programmes and providing a common source of information on tsetse and trypanosomiasis. The system is aimed at a broad range of users and will be available as a beta on a packaged CD-ROM. It will then be widely distributed for evaluation and to generate feedback. The final version will be upgraded on a regular basis and will be complimented by the activities of the PAAT email forum and the PAAT website.

Keywords

Tsetse Trypanosomosis GIS Decision Support Control Remote sensing cattle agriculture cropping impact 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Gilbert
    • 1
  • C. Jenner
    • 2
    • 3
  • J. Pender
    • 2
  • D. Rogers
    • 4
  • J. Slingenbergh
    • 3
  • W. Wint
    • 5
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Biologie animale et cellulaire, CP160/12Free University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Natural Resources InstituteKentUK
  3. 3.Food and Agriculture OrganisationRome
  4. 4.Dept of Zoology South Parks RoadTrypanosomiasis and Land Use in Africa Research GroupOxfordUK
  5. 5.Dept of Zoology South Parks RoadEnvironmental Research Group Oxford LtdOxfordUK

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