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The B&R Network for the Elimination and Control of Echinococcosis and Cysticercosis (B&R NEC) was established in Chengdu, P.R.China on 15th November 2017, on the occasion of the International Symposium for Cestode Zoonoses Control.

Currently, we have 13 member countries, they are: Australia, China, France, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, UK, and USA.

We all,

RECOGNIZING that echinococcosis and Taenia solium cysticercosis are the two most important zoonotic cestodes globally and cause great health loss in humans and economic loss in animal husbandry along the “Belt and Road Initiative (B&R)” countries.

BELIEVING zoonotic echinococcosis and Taenia solium cysticercosis control targets could be achieved by 2030 with strong international commitment, coordination and cooperation.

CONSIDERING international cooperation to control cestode zoonoses is possible and feasible under the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the World Health Organization’s Universal Health Coverage, and the health cooperation of the B&R.

AFFIRMING the strong commitment from the signatories below to establish the international network as a cooperative platform among scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs and decision makers.

AIMING at capacity building for the research and development to enable achievement of the control targets for echinococcosis and Taenia solium cysticercosis by 2030.

We are together to, 

  • Strengthen the collaboration between clinic, laboratory and field efforts to ensure resources are utilized cost-effectively.
  • Enable research cooperation on prevention, vaccines, diagnostics, treatments aimed at transforming them into strong intervention tools for humans and animals.
  • Promote transregional coordination on surveillance, response and control activities.
  • Foster communication channels to enable effective and timely sharing of information on transmission ecology, epidemiology, research and development, as well as control activities.
  • Implement periodic training and personnel exchange to facilitate research and control.
  • Push the national and international commitment to increase funding to combat zoonotic echinococcosis and Taenia solium cysticercosis.

To achieve the goal of an end to epidemics of zoonotic echinococcosis and Taenia solium cysticercosis by 2030, we call on all endemic countries and the international community to join us in the above commitments.