Control of Human African Trypanosomiasis:Strategy for the African Region (document AFR/RC55/11)
Regional Committee for Africa, 55. (2005). Control of Human African Trypanosomiasis:Strategy for the African Region (document AFR/RC55/11). WHO. Regional Office for Africa. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/92864
DescriptionRegional Committee for Africa Fifty-fifth Session Maputo, Mozambique, 22–26 August 2005
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