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Post-vaccination Monitoring workshop - 3rd tier

Between 11 and 14 February 2019, EuFMD will conduct a workshop for the veterinary organisations of Jordan and Lebanon on post-vaccination monitoring (PVM) of FMD vaccine and vaccination. This is the third of three tiers of training and support and is expected to results in defined workplans for each of the countries. Previous input was through an online training course on the principles of PVM and a regional workshop in which experiences on current PVM practices were shared a

Presenting AHW outputs at EuFMD Open Session 2018 and ISVEE 15

Both during the EuFMD Open Session at Puglia, Italy and ISVEE15 at Chiang Mai, Thailand, Animal Health Works contributed by presenting its approaches and outputs. This work was related to new approaches to PCP-FMD (Risk-based Strategy Plans for five priority diseases in the Palestinian Authority, Embedding progressive control for FMD in the policy agenda for livestock production in three countries in Southeast Asia) and the risk analysis study conducted for the OIE Subregiona

Regional workshop on Post-vaccination Monitoring for FMD - Amman, Jordan

This workshop was the second tier in an approach of three tiers to support countries to conduct post-vaccination monitoring. In April 2018, participants had followed an online-training on post-vaccination monitoring consisting of 6 modules based on the FAO/OIE guidelines on Post-vaccination Monitoring (PVM). Participants were from Jordan, Palestine, Sudan, Libya and Lebanon. The specific objectives of this regional meeting were: a. To revise the content of the onli

Training of trainers to Village Veterinary Workers in Lao PDR

Following up on the training of trainers from Myanmar and Lao PDR, this training continued the development of a three-days course for Village Veterinar Workers on FMD prevention and control. The Laotian Training Team was supported on the principles of adult learning, skills to present and train, and methods of monitoring the performance of VVWs after the training. Lesson plan for the three-days' training course for Village Veterinary Workers on FMD prevention and control. #OI

Community Animal Health Workers training - Lao-PDR and Myanmar

CAHWs (Myanmar) and Village Veterinary Workers (VVWs in Lao PDR) are the first persons to suspect an infectious disease such as PPR, FMD, HPAI, Classical Swine Fever (CSF). They act as eyes and ears for disease surveillance and local response. Contracted by Massey University - New Zealand and with Joanna MacKenzie (consultant) we trained 'Leaders' of the Myanmar and Lao-PDR veterinary services to train CAHWs and VVWs about FMD prevention and control in August 2017. This train

Webinar on disease outbreak investigation

Last Tuesday, as part of EuFMD's work in West Eurasia, I conducted a webinar on Foot-and-Mouth Disease outbreak investigation for an endemic situation. Key point is to consider an outbreak investigation as THE opportunity to learn about the virus AND the disease. So, there is a lot more than to just take a FMD sample and run, really there is SO MUCH MORE to it. If interested, the webinar is available with EuFMD's e-learning site (

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