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Surveillance of the animal health situation is one of the core functions of AU-IBAR. The Pan African Animal Health Yearbook gives a summary of monthly health reports received from the Member States of the African Union. The purpose of the Yearbook is to share information and knowledge on disease occurrences and other animal health matters in a transparent manner and in line with international standards. The continuously increasing risk to disease introduction and spread across countries and continents, due to the increase of movements of humans, animals and animal products as a consequence of globalization, increasing free trade and interdependency is a major source of concern to many countries.
Following the transformation and gradual involvement of AU-IBAR in all other areas development in line with its mandate of promoting Animal Resource development in Africa, the Animal Health Yearbook has now been renamed "The Pan African Animal Resources Yearbook". The 2013 issue provides not only the status of animal diseases on the continent, but also information on additional areas of animal resources.
Countries need information to protect their livestock and human populations. The advent of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), which is still present in some countries worldwide, including in at least one country in Africa, is a case in point and demonstrates the importance and need for transparency and free sharing of information.
Pan African Animal Resources Yearbook 2014
Pan African Animal Resources Yearbook 2013
Pan African Animal Health Yearbook 2012
Pan African Animal Health Yearbook 2011