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Mak Hosts Seventh International Course on African Trypanosomiasis-ICAT7

Participants in the ICAT 7 study pose for a group photo during a closing ceremony in the Ruth Keesling Centre- COVAB, 25th August, 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Seventh International Training Course on (ICAT 7) was hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity from 7th to 25th August, 2017. This training was organized by Makerere University as part of the training courses developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Association against Trypanosomiasis in Africa (ATA) to meet the need in human resources to combat the disease in the field.

ICAT 7 was a follow-up of previous similar courses that took place in Marseilles in 2000 (ICAT 1), Lyon in 2001 (ICAT 2), Lisbon in 2003 (ICAT 3), Tunis in 2005 (ICAT 4), Nairobi in 2009 (ICAT 5), and Kinshasa in 2014 (ICAT 6). ICAT 7 constituted another step in Trypanosomiasis training for the new staff involved in surveillance, control and research and it was aimed at establishing a link between the new comers in the field of sleeping sickness and those who have worked in this area for many years trying to better understand the disease, find solutions to field problems and improve patient management.

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