East African Trypanosomiasis Research Organization Report 1969

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East African Trypanosomiasis Research Organization
During the year under review there was a minimum of movement of staff apart from local officers who either proceeded to or returned from postgraduate training overseas. The research activity was augmented by additional projects undertaken by visiting workers. These consisted of a permanently- based team from the Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, working in conjunction with EATRO; a team of three scientists from the London Hospital; two scientists working independently from Britain; one worker from the Netherlands who has worked here for almost 2 years; two local scientists, one each trom the Tsetlle Control Divisions of the Veterinary Departments of Uganda and Kenya; and a team led by Professor Geigy of the Swiss Tropical Institute, Basle. During his short stay at EATRO Professor Geigy sensed the need for special accommodation for visiting workers and as a result offered financial assistance from the Swiss Tropical Institute to enable EATRO to build five houses at EATRO for the use of such workers. EATRO wishes to express its deep gratitude to ,Professor Geigy for this magnificent gift. Already twelve overseas scientists are expected to come to EATRO for short periods during 1970. While on the subject of assistance, EATRO wishes to acknowledge the generous grant of $5,000 which WHO has continued to offer for maintenance of the trypanosome bank.