Home Sleeping sickness (also known as HAT, Human African Trypanosomiasis)

This page was once a work in progress, but today it is probably unnecessary, outdated and incomplete, as there are so many resources that can be found by an internet search.

If you will be travelling to Africa and need more information about sleeping sickness and how to avoid and treat it, you can find this at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization

The Good News on Human African trypanosomiasis from WHO, first in 2010, (archived pdf version) and more recently is the precipitous drop in new cases.

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A historical review of drug development in African Trypanosomiasis (2010).

There are some short videos on YouTube relating to sleeping sickness and one illustrating the dissemination of 'sterile male' tsetse in Zanzibar, to eliminate transmission of trypanosomes to animals and humans.

Several organizations exist to provide information and stimulate support for action and research to treat or eliminate human sleeping sickness.

Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF: also known in the USA as Doctors without Borders) has targeted African Sleeping Sickness for special attention both in the field and by promoting research.

An organization called DNDI, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, supports the development of drugs for several neglected diseases.

There is an organization started by school children in Westchester County, New York State, called Kids for World Health. In 2004 they made a short music video that focuses on African Trypanosomiasis.

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