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Report of Stakeholders Meeting on Integrated Human and Pig Health Approaches for Cysticercosis Control in Africa

Author: GALVmed

Year: 2017

About this Publication:

The stakeholders meeting on integrated human and pig health approaches for cysticercosis control (CC) for Africa was convened in Entebbe on 21-22 November 2017. The meeting was organized by the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The meeting was also supported by many others who subscribe to the integrated “One Health” approach that brings together partners and stakeholders from different inter-related sectors to address common challenges pertaining to human, animal, and environmental health associated with porcine cysticercosis (PC), human taeniasis and neurocysticercosis. The meeting succeeded in bringing together policy, technical, commercial, and development stakeholders and partners from the animal and human health sectors in Zambia, Tanzania, Madagascar, South Africa and Uganda to share the results on GALVmed’s activities on PC. Opportunities for working towards an integrated approach to CC in Africa were explored. A champion in each of the countries present where the disease is endemic got a volunteer to kick-start discussions aimed at moving the CC agenda forward, but also to ensure there is regional networking and sharing of knowledge and information. Policy stakeholders from Uganda’s Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), other policy makers from the region and all other partners and funding agencies present, recommended that an integrated approach to CC be taken.

Grant: PLSHL2

Subject Areas: Policy and Advocacy

Diseases: Porcine Cysticercosis

Keywords:

Human Taeniasis, Neurocysticercosis, Pigs, Porcine Cysticercosis

Countries:

Madagascar, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic Of, Uganda, Zambia

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