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News & features archive, 2011


23/12/2011

Joint announcement of FAO, OIE and WHO...
05/12/2011

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species has officially ratified the establishment of the Scientific Task Force on Wildlife and Ecosystem Health, a move reflecting the shift in focus in FAO and among partners from combating only avian influenza to caring for the health of animals, people and the ecosystems that support them through a "One Health" approach...
10/11/2011

By using a mobile phone in Bangladesh, the SMS Gateway system has dramatically changed the time it takes for the government to receive and respond to reports of highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks...
25/10/2011

The Farmers Club of Thoi Quang commune in Viet Namís Kien Giang province is a living demonstration of the remarkable improvements in livelihoods, hygiene, farm safety practices, and general wellbeing that can come about when poultry farmers become empowered through dialogue and sharing experiences...
18/10/2011

The outcomes of the second Joint Scientific Consultation among the FAO, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have been published. The document underlines the growing consensus that the scientific community must move beyond avian influenza to reduce disease risks, especially those emerging from animals with potential implications for human health, food security and livelihoods...
06/10/2011

Global health threats have raised the highest levels of political and social concern...
 05/10/2011

(update from the WHO website)
23/09/2011

Seven biosecurity critical control point were proposed by international experts...
21/09/2011

Preventing and controlling the incursions of diseases into farms requires the implementation of important biosecurity measures...
14/09/2011

Ilaria Capua has been named the winner of the 2011 Penn Vet World Leadership in Animal Health Award...
29/08/2011

Preparedness and surveillance remain essential. This is no time for complacency. No one can let their guard down with avian influenza...
27/07/2011

Scientific endeavors require economic and physical resources as well as technical expertise...
22/07/2011

UNSIC has sustained its achievements, has adapted to changing circumstances, and has continued to support effective coordination...
14/07/2011

So far in 2011, fourteen countries report outbreaks of H5N1 AI in animals and a total of 46 confirmed human cases...
25/05/2011

The 4th Report on the Global Programme for the Prevention and Control of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), 2010 highlights achievements and directions in combating HPAI, animal diseases which have an impact on livelihoods and food security, and in the case of zoonotic diseases, those which threaten human health...
13/05/2011

Infected countries should implement activities that move them closer to virus elimination and reduce the prevalence of disease in poultry and humans...
21/04/2011

Societies around the world are frequently exposed to recurring risks and people have developed complex resilience mechanisms...
21/03/2011

There are numerous important linkages between human, domestic, and wild animal health, with these being closely associated with the ecosystems we share...
01/03/2011

Over the years, FAO has been deeply involved in technical and non-technical activities in the fight against avian influenza in Cambodia...
07/02/2011

FAO, in collaboration with the Government of Indonesia and the private sector, initiated a cleaning and disinfection program of Jakarta poultry market chains...
25/01/2011
Community participation in prevention and control of HPAI in South and West Sulawesi, Indonesia

FAO is helping Indonesia to develop a system of passive surveillance against avian influenza...
21/01/2011

The dynamics of continental disease transmissions are hinged on a number of persistence areas where large numbers of domestic ducks reside...
19/01/2011

Assistance is provided to assess the preparedness and increase the competency of the different poultry relocation centres and to analyze their organizational and training needs...
12/01/2011

The poultry sector supports the livelihoods and food security of millions of people, and also contributes to national agricultural outputs...