This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
Government of Japan - Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Government of Guatemala
Government of Japan
World Health Organization (Switzerland)
Other Central American Countries ()
Description/achievement of initiative
Seven Central American countries and PAHO/WHO are implementing Chagas Disease Vector Control Initiative with the target to interrupt Chagas disease transmission in Central America by 2010. In this framework, Japan is contributing to achieve this target in Guatemala from January 2000. It is proposed to expand this partnership framework to neighboring countries to achieve the target launched by PAHO/WHO.