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Geographic Coverage

East Africa - Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda
West Africa - Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo, Benin, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria
Southern Africa - Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Implementation

2007 – 2009

Funding

USAID US$ 4.43m

Partners

ILRI, AU-IBAR, FAO, VSF-Belgium, RAHC

Objectives

  • To improve national, sub-regional and regional capacity for risk-based approaches to targeting surveillance resources so as to enable rapid response for HPAI.
  • To improve national surveillance and reporting capacity in general, with direct focus in Nigeria and Uganda.
  • To enable sub-regional cooperation and coordination, and regional support, to undertake HPAI investigations, report disease and manage HPAI relevant information.

Beneficiaries

Respective governments of countries covered by the project.

Expected results

  • HPAI surveillance system assessed and training needs identified.
  • Effective tools for targeting HPAI surveillance resources based on risk developed and capacity for their use and production improved.
  • HPAI practitioners trained in surveillance techniques, tools, and approaches.
  • Knowledge base with regard to HPAI expanded through regional and sub-regional linkages.