Tuesday, November 6, 2012
THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION AND THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR LIVESTOCK VETERINARY MEDICINE TO SIGN A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING CPLLABORATION ON CONTROL AND ERADICATION OF AFRICAN ANIMAL TRYPANOSOMIASIS
Addis Ababa, 6 November 2012 – Within the framework of its role and mandate in initiating action and providing technical support in the implementation of the Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC), the AU-PATTEC Coordination Office is working in close collaboration with the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) in the fight against the scourge of tsetse and Trypanosomiasis. GALVmed is a not-for-profit registered charity which promotes the effective use of resources for charitable purposes through the identification, management, funding and coordination of research into livestock vaccines, pharmaceuticals and diagnostic products and services. In an effort to enhance collaboration between AU-PATTEC and GALVmed, a Memorandum of Understanding between the African Union Commission and the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines will be signed at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 9 November, 2012. The purpose of this memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is to facilitate collaboration between the Parties in matters of common interest, namely the promotion and improvement of animal health, protection of livestock and saving human life and in particular exploring means for achieving control and eradication of African animal Trypanosomiasis throughout Africa.