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2008

Strengthening emergency preparedness for avian influenza and other epizootic diseases (Lebanon)

Liban

Titre : Strengthening emergency preparedness for avian influenza and other epizootic diseases (Lebanon)

Pays : Liban

Identification du projet : TCP/LEB/3102

Date : 2008

Présentation
* Background : Since livestock and their products have become a matter of great importance to Lebanon, it is becoming increasingly more important to combat the OIE reportable disease list. Animal disease outbreaks spread rapidly resulting in serious problems for farmers and adversely affect the socioeconomic situation. Increasingly, diseases are of direct concern to human health as currently is the case with HPAI ; indeed in this case the potential to generate a human pandemic is of global concern. The presence of these diseases is a serious constraint to the brokerage of livestock to other countries in the region which is a business enterprise of considerable potential
* Objectives : The Animal Resources Directorate (ARD) of Government wanted to 1) Strengthen its ability to recognize at an early stage the occurrence) of epidemiologically significant disease events, especially at present HPAI 2) Undertake risk assessment studies of high-risk trade-associated) pathogens 3) To facilitate the development of control strategies in the form of animal) disease contingency plans and the testing of emergency preparedness through real-time alert exercises 4) Specifically to conduct Rinderpest serosurveillance to enable OIE) accreditation of Rinderpest freedom and HPAI diagnosis with serosurveillance to monitor status In order to achieve this ARD wishes to benefit from technical and other assistance to develop capacity which is beyond its ability to finance directly

Organisme de mise en oeuvre : The Directorate of Animal Resources at the Ministry of Agriculture

Budget : US$ 212,000

Document source : Coopération FAO-Liban (page 13)

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