WOAH reference laboratory for Surra (Trypanosoma evansi infection)

Our collaboration with WOAH

In collaboration with WOAH, we are involved in several activities. We attend various meetings and conferences organized by WOAH in our capacity as reference laboratory and share our ideas to improve the activities of WOAH.

WOAH non-tsetse transmitted animal trypanosomoses (NTTAT) network is a worldwide network for supporting of a global strategy for the control of NTTAT (https://www.oie.int/nttat/index.html). The network works with WOAH RL for Surra (Prof. Philippe Büscher, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, and ourself), WOAH RL for Animal trypanosomoses of African origin (Prof. Marc Desquesnes, CIRAD, France) and various members including researchers, veterinarians, and government officers.

Periodically, we revise Surra, AAT, and Dourine chapter of WOAH Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals (3.01.21_SURRA_TRYPANO.pdf, https://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Health_standards/tahm/3.04.16_TRYPANOSOMOSIS.pdf, 3.06.03_DOURINE.pdf). We also assist WOAH to update Terrestrial Animal Health Code for Dourine (https://www.woah.org/en/what-we-do/standards/codes-and-manuals/terrestrial-code-online-access/?id=169&L=1&htmfile=chapitre_dourine.htm), and to prepare Case Definition for Surra and Dourine. Moreover, we prepare and submit annual reports on the activities of our reference laboratory. These reports are available online for anyone to read (https://www.woah.org/en/what-we-offer/expertise-network/collaborating-centres/#ui-id-5).

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