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Diagnosis of animal diseases improved with laboratory renovated by FAO in Guinea
 - 19/11/2018 - The Central Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Conakry, Guinea was officially inaugurated on 14 November 2018, following renovations by FAO, funded by the United States Agency for International Development. The recent ...read more

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Raising awareness of zoonotic diseases to ensure safe meat
 - 16/11/2018 - Insanitary conditions in abattoirs and unsafe sale of meat for human consumption in markets is a major issue of concern in Ghana. In order to improve the safety of meat ...read more
Preparing for potential avian influenza outbreaks in Mali and Senegal
 - 15/11/2018 - The threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) infection is present in Mali and Senegal. To prepare for the emergence of potential HPAI outbreaks, FAO’s Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal ...read more
World Rabies Day WhatsApp group mobilizes veterinarians
 - 14/11/2018 - A total of 10 000 dogs were vaccinated as part of a mass campaign on World Rabies Day (28 September) in Senegal. This five-fold increase on last year was thanks ...read more
New training for veterinarians in 14 African countries to help combat infectious diseases
 - 30/10/2018 - Some 180 veterinarians drawn from 14 African countries will benefit from a training programme, In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology (ISAVET), launched today by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the ...read more
East Africa sets out regional plan to fight Rift Valley fever
 - 10/09/2018 - Leading experts in animal health and public health from 11 countries developed a regional plan of action against the Rift Valley fever outbreak in East Africa at a high-level meeting ...read more
Countries reaffirm political will to globally eradicate peste des petits ruminants
 - 10/09/2018 - Over 45 countries today renewed their commitment to globally eradicate by 2030, peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a highly contagious and devastating disease responsible for the death of millions of ...read more
Risk of African swine fever spreading from China to other Asian countries
 - 28/08/2018 - The rapid onset of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China, and its detection in areas more than one thousand kilometres apart within the country, could mean the deadly pig virus ...read more
Drought exacerbates situation for conflict-affected farmers in Afghanistan
 - 15/08/2018 - Afghanistan is experiencing one of the world’s most complex humanitarian emergencies. Ongoing conflict, natural disasters, internal displacement and cross-border movements continue to increase food insecurity. This year, farmers are also suffering ...read more
FAO and the Government of Indonesia target five markets to reduce risk of avian influenza
 - 23/07/2018 - Between 2005 and 2017, 200 human cases of avian influenza occurred in Indonesia, causing 168 fatalities (WHO). The Greater Jakarta Area recorded the highest number of cases, which could be due ...read more
FAO organizes its third Africa ECTAD regional meeting in Egypt
 - 11/07/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Programme held its 3rd Africa-wide regional meeting in Cairo, Egypt from 2 to ...read more
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