Human African trypanosomiasis

The African insect science for food and health – ICIPE

The African Insect Science for Food and Health (ICIPE) previously the International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology, was established in Kenya in 1970. ICIPE’s mission is to help alleviate poverty, ensure food security and improve the overall health status of peoples of the tropics by developing and extending management tools and strategies for harmful and useful arthropods, while preserving the natural resource base through research and capacity building. In that context ICIPE performs research on the vectors (tsetse flies) that transmit the trypanosomoses.