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COntrolling and progressively Minimizing the Burden of Animal Trypanosomosis

Objective

Animal trypanosomosis (AT) is caused by parasites transmitted by tsetse and other blood-sucking flies. The disease is a scourge for livestock keepers in Africa , affects humans and could spread to Europe . COMBAT aims to reduce the AT burden in Africa using the concept of progressive control pathway (PCP) . The PCP is an innovative, risk-based approach to disease reduction or elimination through successive, achievable steps. A consortium of excellence, with European and African research institutes, national veterinary authorities from across Africa, and leading international organizations guarantees successful project implementation and maximal impact on the SDGs. COMBAT will 1) improve basic knowledge on AT; 2) develop innovative control tools; 3) improve surveillance and control strategies; and 4) build capacity and raise awareness. Knowledge gaps on epidemiology, chemical ecology, vector competence, and immune and metabolic aspects of tolerant livestock will be filled. Innovative tools include environmentally friendly vector control technologies and electronic antigen capture tests. Surveillance will be enhanced by establishing information systems, strengthening reporting, and modelling risk in Africa and Europe. The socio-economic burden of AT will be assessed. Guidelines for national control strategies will be developed and implemented. COMBAT will draw on the extensive partners’ experience in other EU projects and strengthen existing partnerships in the field of AT control.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2020-2
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Coordinator

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 320 000

Participants (20)

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 281 500
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
EU contribution
€ 189 562
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 223 000
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE DEVELOPPEMENT SUR L ELEVAGE EN ZONESUB HUMIDE CIRDES
Burkina Faso
EU contribution
€ 266 000
Address
559 Rue 5 Ave Du Gouverneur Louveau 31
01 Bobo Dioulasso
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINISTERE DES RESSOURCES ANIMALES ET HALIEUTIQUES
Burkina Faso
EU contribution
€ 154 000
Address
Avenue Du Capitaine Thomas Sankara
Ouagadougou
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTERE DE L'ELEVAGE, DES PECHES ET DES INDUSTRIES ANIMALES
Cameroon
EU contribution
€ 164 000
Address
Ministere De L'elevage, Des Peches Et Des Industries Animales
00237 Yaounde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE EN ELEVAGE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
Chad
EU contribution
€ 154 000
Address
Route De Farcha
N'djamena
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE SANTE PUBLIQUE
Côte d’Ivoire
EU contribution
€ 264 000
Address
Boulevard Nanguy Abrogua Adjame-plateau Near The Ministry Of Defense
225 Abidjan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY LBG
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 252 000
Address
Off Thika Road Duduville Campus
0100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE EDUARDO MONDLANE
Mozambique
EU contribution
€ 304 000
Address
Reitoria Da Universidade, Praca 25 De Junho 257
00200 Maputo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT SENEGALAIS DE RECHERCHES AGRICOLES
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 333 000
Address
Route Des Hydrocarbures Bel Air
3120 Dakar
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL INSTITUTE FOR SOIL CLIMATE AND WATER
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 154 000
Address
Belvedere Street 600
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
ANIMAL RESOURCES RESEARCH CORPORATION
Sudan
EU contribution
€ 237 000
Address
Al Amarat Sobawest
12217 Khartoum
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTROL ANDERADICATION OF TSETSE FLY AND TRYPANOSOMOSIS
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 154 000
Address
Subcity Akaki Kaliti
Addis Ababa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND LIVESTOCK
Zambia
EU contribution
€ 154 000
Address
Independence Avenue
10101 Lusaka
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE KENYA TSETSE AND TRYPANOSOMIASIS ERADICATION COUNCIL
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 179 000
Address
Parklands Road
00800 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINISTRY OF LANDS, AGRICULTURE & RURAL RESETTLEMENT
Zimbabwe
EU contribution
€ 154 000
Address
Number 18 Borrowdale Road
+263 Harare
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 414 000
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations