International Organizations further collaborate with national authorities of disease endemic countries to assist them in combating the disease through the development of appropriate policies and strategies, promoting field activities, implementing training and when required and possible provide some financial assistance.
- The African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR)
- The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
- The UNICEF-UNDP-World Bank-WHO Special Programme for research and training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)
Foundations and Research Institutions promote or perform fundamental or practical research on the disease, the parasite and the vector. They develop new drugs or tools to manage, diagnose and treat patients and work on new methods for vector control to interrupt transmission.
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)
- Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)
- African insect science for food and health (ICIPE)
Institute of Tropical Medicine
- L'institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)
- The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
University of North Carolina
Bilateral agencies have also shown an interest in providing direct assistance to national governments of endemic countries to implement field activities aimed at reducing disease impact. This is usually done through the implementation of control and surveillance projects in collaboration with national structures. In the current epidemiological framework and considering the different priorities and strategies of bilateral cooperation, the majority of HAT control support programme have been stopped in the last years. Nowadays only one bilateral agency Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGDC) of Belgium has specific support to HAT control.
Non-governmental Organizations concerned with health and emergencies have intervened where trypanosomiasis took epidemic proportions. These organizations establish projects which provide expertise, logistics and financial support to implement control operations. Different organizations have supported HAT control in the last years (Malteser, International Medical Corps, Angotrip/Caritas, Medicus Mundi, Norwegian Peoples Aid …) but as it has happened with bilateral cooperation, the majority of NGOs gradually stopped their activities in HAT control.
- Association against trypanosomiasis in Africa (ATA)
- Kids for world health
- Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Private partners are firms concerned with the welfare and development of affected population and often offer equipment, material or drugs. They contribute in kind (drugs), coupled with financial support.