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 developing the Strategy for risk-based FMD control in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Mya

During a 4-days workshop in Bangkok facilitated by AHW, the FMD National Committees were supported to go through the steps of risk identification, gap analysis to define component objectives for FMD control. Next, tactics and activities were defined to achieve the stated component objectives, and indicators, targets and means of verifications were identified. This process was supported making use of participative approaches, exercises and peer-review. This workshop was follow

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

Follow-up Training on Outbreak Investigation in Mongolia

In April 2018, the training of trainers on outbreak investigation was followed-up with two times one week of supervision. Animal Health Works participated in real-time outbreak investigation trainings in Khenti (East) and Orkhon (Central) for Aimag and Soum veterinarians. The trainers were monitored and evaluated daily while additional suggestions were made to safeguard that training was fully adapted to the Mongolian situation. The training included two days of field work bo

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

Recording of PCP e-learning at RVC

Have worked very hard to get a set of modules on "What means PCP-FMD?" and "What involves PCP-FMD?" ready. Content and flow is now ready, final conversion into an E-learning fashion is planned for the months to come. Very exciting as the longer we work on it, the more opportunites for use and dissemination we consider. Later this year, we will further develop a series of modules on "How to conduct PCP-FMD?" starting for situations in which a country wants to move from PCP-FMD