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April 21, 2011
Viet Nam: Engaging farmers and other private-sector stakeholders in H5N1 risk reduction efforts is key. ©FAO/Hoang Dinh Nam

Stamping out H5N1 avian influenza could take decades

Long-term commitments required to eliminate virus in countries where it persists
Eliminating the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus from poultry in the six countries where it remains endemic will take ten or more years, according to a new FAO report. The report makes specific recommendations for each country regarding measures that should be taken over the next five years to move them towards virus elimination, and calls for a sustained commitment to eradication efforts both by governments where the disease remains endemic and by international donors. [...]


Victory of the veterinarians
[watch the video]

North Korea: FAO says urgent vaccine and equipment needed to contain Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Capacity of national veterinary services to manage animal disease must also be strengthened
Around a million dollars of equipment and vaccines are urgently required to help stem outbreaks of deadly Foot-and-Mouth disease (FMD) in North Korea, followed by a more prolonged and concerted effort to modernize veterinary services in the country. [...]


coverAlive Policy Note Investing in Livestock to Drive Economic Growth
in Africa: Rationales and Priorities [PDF]






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