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Support to prevent spread and persistence of HPAI virus in Sudan
Support to the Government of Sudan to prevent endemicity spread and persistence of HPAI virus in Sudan and its spread to neighbouring countries in the subregion
To assist the Government of Sudan to detect, prepare for and respond to AI outbreaks and mitigate consequences both to animal production and human health.
Federal (FMOARFs) and State Ministries of Animal Resources and Fisheries, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory.
Government staff and veterinarians in North and Southern Sudan, poultry keepers in 17 states and the general public.
- Procured and distributed key equipment to increase the capacity of the FMOARFs.
- Various training workshops organized:
i. AI refresher training for 18 participants in sample collection, biosafety and biosecurity, case definition and management, communication and awareness;
ii. AI statistic and risk assessment training for 20 veterinarians;
iii. AI surveillance and wild bird trapping for 10 participants from Southern Sudan;
iv. real-time polymerase chain reaction training for 11 scientists; and
v. training of training for control and eradication of HPAI for 70 veterinarians and health officers.
- Data collected, analysed on disease outbreaks in HPAI-affected flocks to improve monitoring of the post-outbreak situation and disease investigation forms, a participatory disease search checklist and case definition developed for AI disease investigation.
- Support provided to the development of an AI communication and public information campaign with UNICEF.
- Established an information and experience exchange platform on HPAI.
- Conducted field surveillance and collected samples from wild birds in Southern Sudan.
- Increased capacity of both governments for HPAI surveillance and control.
- Capacities of laboratories in both North and Southern Sudan improved.
- Contributed to halting further HPAI outbreaks owing to increased surveillance.
- Positively impacted on the livelihoods of poultry-keepers, protecting their flocks from disease.