Second External Program Review of ILRAD, 1986
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Report of the Second External Program Review (EPR) of ILRAD, conducted in 1986 concurrently with the EMR. The document includes the summary of discussion of both the EPR and EMR at the CGIAR meeting in June 1986. Also transmittal letters from the panel chair, Jos Mortelmans, to TAC Chair Guy Camus and from Camus to the CGIAR Chairman with TAC's commentary, and the ILRAD board's response to panel recommendations.The review found ILRAD to have recovered fully from its difficult situation at the time of the 1980 quinquennial review. The panel recommended appointment of two research coordinators, one each for theileriosis and trypanosomiasis. ILRAD's expanded field activities in Kenya and elsewhere provided an opportunity to expand training, as had been recommended by the 1980 review, and to intensify collaboration with African institutions. The panel recommended that ILRAD continue its work on finding immunological means of controlling trypanosomiasis, although this approach now seemed less promising than thought in 1980. Work on other means of controlling this disease, including chemotherapy and trypanotolerance, should be expanded.Immunological approaches to theileriosis were deemed very promising. The panel urged intensification of efforts to improve the 'infection and treatment' method, and high priority for sporozoite research. Cowdriosis warranted serious attention as well, although this should not require establishment of a new program or new positions.The EPR was discussed at TAC 39, and at the CGIAR Meeting in May 1986.