The 35th International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control (ISCTRC) General Conference is taking place from 23-27 September 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria.

The conference aims to promote information sharing on tsetse, human and animal trypanosomiasis problems, review control strategies and recommend appropriate approaches in research and control. Participants include staff from the African Union Commission, scientists and researchers, representatives of the 38 member states where tsetse and trypanosomiasis remain a challenge, and ministry officials in charge of animal and human health.

The Head of the FIND Neglected Tropical Disease programme, Prof. Joseph Ndung’u, is participating in the following sessions focussed on human African trypanosomiasis (HAT).

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 — Session 4a: Diagnostics & treatment for HAT
Sensitivity of serological tests for Trypanosoma brucei gambiense in detecting antibodies in livestock, and correlate with tsetse fly infestation in a human African trypanosomiasis endemic foci in Delta State, Nigeria
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 — Session 4c: Epidemiology & control
Enhanced passive screening for HAT in Angola – progress towards elimination.