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Geographic coverage

Egypt, Sudan, Djibouti, Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger.

Implementation

24 months

Funding

Overall budget is US$ 6.5m funded by the African Development Bank and managed by

  • AU-IBAR (US$ 3.9m)
  • WHO (US$ 2.6m)

Key stakeholders

OIE , AU-IBAR, FAO, WHO, RAHC West and Central Africa.

Beneficiaries

Ministries of Livestock, Directorates of Veterinary Services.

Goal

Reduction of socioeconomic impact of avian and pandemic influenza.

Main objectives

  • Raise awareness in all agricultural sectors
  • Strengthening the capacity for rapid detection
  • Strengthening the rapid response capacity of national laboratories through the provision of technical equipment, lab consumables and vaccines
  • Preventing the disease from spreading

Expected results

  • Awareness of the targets substantially increased
  • Effective epidemiogical surveillance network established
  • Strengthened capacity of national laboratories