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6-11th January 2016: Coordination meeting

6-11th January 2016. A coordination meeting was held in Lomé (Togo) between VetTogo, ITM, FUB and VSF to discuss and plan the biological and socio-economic evaluation of the implemented best-bet strategies after 24 months. The report is available in the partner area.

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February 2016. The results of a TRYRAC-coordinated drug quality

February 2016. The results of a TRYRAC-coordinated drug quality analysis in Northern Togo is published in Preventive Veterinary Medicine 126 (2016) 151–158. Download here

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29th March – 7th April 2016 Field Mission

29th March – 7th April 2016. FUB, VSF-B and the Ethiopian partner organized a field mission to monitoring TRYRAC WP 4 and WP5 activities in the Guraghe zone (Ethiopia). The report is available in the partner area.

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The PMC 4 was held in Addis Ababa (13 – 15 July 2015)

All Power Point presentations for the different work packages are available at:
www.trypanocide.eu/partner-area/reports/pmc-4/ Participants: Vincent Delespaux, Jan Van Den Abbeele, Tom Koyen, Nadine Van Peer, Déthié Faye, Hermann Waibel, Peter-Henning Clausen, Antje Hoppenheit, Burkhard Bauer, Hervé Vitouley, José Fafetine, Fernando Chaniso, Luis Neves, Thomas Cherenet, Tilahun Tekle, Guy Tchamdja, Helmut Bankole, Giuliano Cecchi

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25th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology

Liverpool, United Kingdom, from 16-20 August, 2015.
www.waavp2015.com Eliane Tihon and Antje Hoppenheit will present their work at the conference.

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33rd General Conference of the International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control (ISCTRC)

14th-18th September 2015 in N’Djamena, Chad
Guy Tchamdja, Fernando Chaniso and Telahun Tekle will present their work at the conference. Our external entomological expert, Burkhard Bauer will join our student team.

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The 4th PMC meeting was held in Ethiopia at the Crown Hotel in Addis Ababa (Kality) on 13th till 15th of July 2015

The minutes and PPT presentations are available in the partner area. PMC 5 will be held in Berlin, Germany early September 2016 linked to the first joint AITVM-STVM meeting (www.aitvm-stvm2016.com)

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20-24th April 2015 Stakeholder meeting in Quelimane (Mozambique) and implementation of WP4

Ms FERNANDES Maria Imelda (EEAS-MAPUTO) joined the FUB and ITM teams. The reports will be available soon.

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22nd February – 6th March 2015 (Antje Hoppenheit FUB & Vincent Delespaux ITM)

Implementation of the work package 4 in Ethiopia. The report is available in the partner area.

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19-20th January 2015: Trypanocide Drug QC Testing at IAEA’s Headquarters, Vienna, Austria

This meeting is part of the GALVmed, FAO, IFAH, IAEA, TRYRAC Initiative for Trypanocide Quality Control in Africa. The agenda is available in the partner area.

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Third meeting of the Project Management Committee on 24 – 25 March 2014 in Lomé

The third PMC meeting is organized this year by our partner from Togo and will take place in Lomé on 24 and 25 March. Partners should inform Dr Helmut Bankole ([email protected]) on the person who is going to attend the meeting to allow the preparation of the invitation letters.

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Extraordinary meeting of the Project Management Committee on 30 September till 02 October in Antwerpen

An extraordinary meeting was organized in Antwerpen to discuss the implementation of the activities in Ethiopia. The report will be available before the 1st of December

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52nd BSP Spring meeting, 6th to 9th April 2014, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

www.bsp.uk.net

The Institute of Tropical Medicine (Dr Eliane Tihon) presented “Genetic diversity in natural Trypanosoma congolense populations” in the framework of Workpackage 2

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Meeting of the German Society of Veterinary Medicine Parasitology and parasitic disease

Start 30.06.2014
End 02.07.2014
Place Leipzig

Call for Papers (Deadline: 11. April 2014)

The Freie Universität Berlin (Dr Antje Hoppenheit) submitted an abstract: Trypanosomosis Rational Chemotherapy (TRYRAC)

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12th Biennial Conference of the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM) 24 to 29 August 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa

www.savetcon.co.za/TTP8
Dr Antje Hoppenheit (Freie Universität Berlin) made the following oral presentation:
Trypanosomosis Rational Chemotherapy (TRYRAC): implementing best bet strategies in Togo and Ethiopia

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Tropentag 2014

International Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge
and decreasing resources www.tropentag.de Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. Prague, Czech Republic, September 17 – 19, 2014. Dr Antje Hoppenheit (Freie Universtität Berlin) presented the TRYRAC project during the Tropentag meeting.

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November 2014: ITM (Vincent Delespaux) and VSF-B (Déthié Faye) for a mission in Togo

Finalization of the extension messages Field activities supervision & administrative concertation

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Extraordinary PMC meeting was held in Antwerp from 30/09 till 02/10/2014

Field activities in Ethiopia needed some focusing and synchronisation.

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Fact Finding mission in Mozambique 07 – 17 July 2014

The Freie Universität Berlin and ITM were on mission in Quelimane for the Fact finding mission.
The report is available in the partner area.

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Launching the Best Bet strategy in Koundoum (Togo) 27 – 30 May 2014

The Freie Universität Berlin (Drs Antje Hoppenheit and Burkhard Bauer) and the ITM (Vincent Delespaux) were on mission in Koundoum to start the field activities of workpackage 4. Hundred calves were ear-tagged and submitted to parasitological and coprological examination. Insecticide spraying demonstrations were orgnized. Sprayer and insecticide were handed over to the crushpen team.

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Stakeholder meeting in Wolkite (Ethiopia) on 7 – 8 April 2014

The Freie Universität Berlin (Drs Antje Hoppenheit and Burkhard Bauer) and VSF (Dr Haret Hambe) were in Wolkite with the main stakeholders of the Action to present, explain and plan de best bet strategies for Ethiopia.

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Third Project Management and Coordination meeting in Lomé (Togo) on 24-25 March 2014.

The ITM thanks all the participant to the third PMC meeting for their constructive participation. We also thanks Thomas Cherenet who kindly accepted to organize the next PMC meeting in Addis Abbeba next year.

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First stakeholder meeting in Kara on 20 – 21 March 2014

A team composed from Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp and Vétérinaires sans frontière met livestock keepers, private and public veterinarians, representatives of the Institut Togolais de Recherche Agronomique, of the Institut de Conseil et d’Appui Technique and of the Université de Lomé, pharmacists. Achieved results will be presented. Future strategies to implement will be presented in the framework of WP4.

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Meeting of TRYRAC representatives to the EU Commission in Maputo on 04 February 2014

Houssinatou Sy and Vincent Delespaux visited the EC

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Second meeting of the Project Management committee on 13-15 May 2013 in Antwerp

The second PMC meeting took place from 13 to 15 May 2013 at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. Seventeen participants attended the meeting. The agenda and the minutes are available for partners: click here.

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14th Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine Conference (AITVM) 26th – 29th August 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa.

The poster hereunder was presented at both conferences. It is downloadable for higher definition.

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Download the poster here.

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32nd International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control Conference 8th-12th September 2013 in Khartoum, The Sudan
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Kick-off meeting on 24 and 25 May 2012 in Antwerp

The kick-off meeting of the project took place on 24 and 25 May 2012 at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. Sixteen participants attended the meeting. The agenda and the minutes are available for partners: click here.