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This project contributes to the overall strategic objective of AU-IBAR, which is: "to improve contribution of livestock to food security and safety, economic growth and wealth creation in Africa".

The specific objective is to reduce the impact of TADs and zoonoses on trade of livestock and livestock products.

Capitalizing on the outputs of the active survey programmes, risk maps will be developed for the five priority diseases to identify high risk areas and inform development of Risk-Based Surveillance Strategy (RBSS). Subsequently, future surveillance of these diseases will be guided by the RBSS focusing on hotspot areas as mapped out on the risk maps.