Domesticated guinea fowl in Mozambique (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann).
This project aims to enhance or build sustainable capacity in the region for early detection, reporting and surveillance of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The project uses risk-based approaches (risk mapping, value chain analysis and risk assessment) to create tools and train decision-makers in their use, enabling targeting of scarce resources at areas of greatest risk from the introduction and impacts of HPAI.
- Improve national, sub-regional and regional capacity for evidence-based risk assessment approaches to enable rapid response for HPAI.
- Improve national surveillance and reporting capacity.
- Increase sub-regional cooperation and coordination, with regional support to undertake HPAI investigations, report disease and manage HPAI relevant information.
Summary of activities
The project objectives are addressed through a series of activities for each project location. While the project activities have been tailored to each location, they contain a number of common elements as follows:
- Rapidly assess existing HPAI surveillance systems
- Develop, disseminate and train in the use of effective tools for targeting HPAI surveillance resources
- Train in HPAI surveillance techniques, tools and approaches, including outbreak reporting and data analysis
- Develop linkages with sub-regional and regional surveillance, disease investigation and learning networks
- HPAI surveillance systems assessed and training needs identified
- Effective evidence-based tools for targeting HPAI surveillance resources based on risk developed
- HPAI surveillance practitioners trained in surveillance techniques, tools and approaches
- Knowledge base with regard to HPAI expanded through regional and sub-regional linkages
Start Date: 1 January 2010 | End Date: 30 September 2011
- African Union/Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR)
- Department of Veterinary Services, Egypt
- Department of Veterinary Services, Kenya
- East African Community (EAC)
- Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – Egypt
- Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)
- Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (VSF-B) Belgium
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)