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The Rwanda Agriculture Board, in conjunction with the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources, has launched a vaccination program focusing on the eradication of previously neglected poultry diseases, such as Newcastle disease.
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Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) in partnership with The African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) has launched a vaccination exercise to eradicate previously neglected poultry diseases to minimise losses incurred by farmers.
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ENTEBBE, Uganda -- The first meeting for Chief Veterinary Officers (CVOs) from countries that benefit from the VACNADA Project was held at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel in Entebbe, Uganda on 9 May 2010. The meeting aimed at formally introducing the project to the CVOs, appraise them on the financial management and other requirements related to the Memorandum of Understanding and signing of the Country Agreements for the project and to provide feedback on proposals submitted to AU-IBAR for support.
During the meeting, Prof. Ahmed El-Sawalhy, Director of AU-IBAR and project staff represented their organisation and Prof. El-Sawalhy also served as Chairman. GALVmed and PANVAC were represented by Dr. Baptiste Dungu and Dr. Karim Tounkara respectively while the European Union was represented by Mr. Mwangi Njuru. The CVOs that attended the meeting included those from Benin, Burkina Faso, Congo Democratic Republic, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.
The vaccination campaign started over the weekend in the Upper River Region (URR), against Peste des Petites Ruminant, (PPR), an endemic disease in The Gambia that affects small ruminants such as sheep and goats.
Read more - (Daily Observer, The Gambia)