Control and Surveillance
- Provide wider accessibility of people at risk to diagnosis and treatment. WHO assists 'National Sleeping Sickness Programmes' (NSSCPs) to implement control activities and capacity building through in-service training and thematic workshops at national, regional and international level. Reagents and equipment for screening and diagnosis and drugs for treatment are also provided.
- Strengthened control and surveillance. This is achieved through both, mobile teams who travel through endemic areas to carry out active case-finding surveys and by the maintenance of network for passive surveillance. Good reporting is imperative to allow a follow-up of the epidemiological evolution of the disease at continental level.
- Guidelines and policies. These are jointly elaborated with health services of endemic countries and delivered to national implementing bodies. The main objective is to harmonize control strategies and make optimal use of available tools.