CONSULTANCIES: Disease control management

Management of disease control encompasses a wide range of activities such as outbreak investigations, sero-surveillance, value-chain analysis, stakeholder consultation. The results of these feed into (semi)-quantitative risk analysis which subsequently support decision making.

 

Consultancies in this area of disease control management include:

  • Prioritisation of disease control

  • Surveillance for animal health

  • Impact assessment

  • Animal health economics

  • Monitor and evaluation of animal health programs

  • Change management of veterinary organisations

 

Activities

TRAINING OF TRAINERS ON BIOSECURITY AND ANIMAL DISEASE SURVEILLANCE IN GAZA STRIP

Contractor: FAO-WBGS

Areas:  Gaza Strip

Direct beneficiaries: Veterinarians (public and private) and Agronomists 

Duration of activity: November 2019

  • Development of communication material on syndrome surveillance and prevention/control measures available. Special attention to connecting small-scale herders and animal health service providers

  • Development of training manual on application of good biosecurity practices

  • Coaching in syndromic surveillance (training and field visits) as well as prevention and control measures for different animal diseases;

  • 5 days-training to field test the manual, including two days field visit;

  • Design of distribution strategy of the awareness materials based on discussion with farmers and the veterinary services

TRANS-BOUNDARY ANIMAL DISEASE CONTROL STRATEGY for GENERAL AUTHORITY of VETERINARY SERVICES in MONGOLIA

Risk-based STRATEGY PLANS FOR FIVE PRIORITY ANIMAL DISEASES IN THE STATE OF PALESTINE

Contractor: FAO-Mongolia

Areas:  Mongolia

Direct beneficiaries: General Authority of Veterinary Services (GAVS) 

Duration of activity:  May and December 2019

  • Revise FMD control strategy based on evaluation of FMD control in recent years (analysis outbreak investigation reports, NSP sero-surveys, risk-factor analysis)

  • Support finalization of Standard Operating Procedures for Outbreak investigation and Biosecurity

  • Support reviewing of curriculum of final-year students regarding FMD and other TADs

Developed a TAD control strategy for FMD and PPR with seven pillars:

  • Surveillance

  • Prevention

  • Response

  • Multi-stakeholder engagement

  • Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Competent Veterinary Authority

  • Regional Cooperation

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Contractor: FAO-Westbank and Gaza strip

Areas:  State of Palestine

Direct beneficiaries: Veterinary services of the Palestinian Authority 

Duration of activity:  2016-2017

  • On-the-job training of veterinarians of the Palestinian Authority to develop risk-based strategy plans for five priority animal diseases with veterinarians from the Palestinian Authority.

  • iseases included: Bluetongue (large and small ruminants), Lumpy Skin Disease (large ruminants), PPR (small ruminants), Scrapie (small ruminants) and Salmonellosis (poultry).

  • The approach of the risk-based strategy plan was based on modification of the Risk-based Strategy Plan format of the Progressive Control Pathway for Foot-and-Mouth Disease

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This work was presented at the EUFMD Open Session 2018 and at the International Symposium for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Thailand 2018. View the webpage PRESENTATIONS under ABOUT or Click here

IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF VETERINARY FIELD UNITS AND PARAVET TRAINING 

Contractor: DCA-VET

Areas:  Afghanistan

Direct beneficiaries: Paravets and DCA-VET, Afganistan

 

Duration of activity:  2012-2014, 2015 and 2017

 

  • Multi-years study on impact of veterinary services provided through veterinary field units (VFUs) and paravets in Western Afghanistan - see publications

  • Training on data management and analysis

  • Design of additional impact assessment studies

  • Quantifying mortality in livestock population over a 12-months period between 2016-2017 in Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul and Uruzgan Provinces (part of RADP-South project)

 

DEVELOPING STRATEGY FOR ANIMAL HEALTH SURVEILLANCE

Contractor: FAO-CAMBODIA

Areas:  Cambodia

Direct beneficiaries: National Department of Animal Health and Production

 

Duration of activity:  2012-2013

 

  • ›Passive and active surveillance system for animal health and diseases

  • Guidelines on outbreak investigation

  • Factsheets for disease control strategies on:

    • Haemorrhagic Septicaemia

    • Rabies

    • Classical Swine Fever

    • Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrom

 

 

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