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Emergency response to control of Rift Valley fever in livestock and mitigate risk to humans in Sudan
Emergency response to support the control of Rift Valley fever in livestock and mitigate risk to humans in Sudan
To assist the Government of Sudan (the Government of National Unity and the Government of South Sudan) in preventing and controlling the spread of RVF in livestock and thereby mitigate the risk of RVF transmission to humans..
Federal Ministries of Animal Resources and Fisheries, the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (CVRL) and Vétérinaires sans frontières – Germany.
12 million people at risk of RVF infection as well as the Governments of North and South Sudan.
- Laboratory equipment, diagnostic reagents, an ELIZA machine, cold boxes, laboratory freezers and laboratory consumables provided to CVRL and the Juba Laboratory.
- In North Sudan, 22 trainees were trained on RVF epidemiology and surveillance, 16 people on community awareness raising about RVF and 6 veterinarians on GIS application for RVF and transboundary diseases.
- In South Sudan, 10 people were trained on RVF epidemiology and surveillance, 20 public veterinarians on RVF and avian influenza statistics and risk assessment and 7 staff from Juba Laboratory on ELIZA.
- 11 scientists from North and South were trained on the Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction Platform and 18 people were trained on participatory disease search.
- Five entomology surveys were conducted by the CVRL in White Nile, Khartoum and Eastern Equatoria states and 14 people trained on identification of aquatic larvae and adult mosquitoes.
- 47 CAHWs, as well as veterinary and abattoir staff were trained to build community awareness of RVF in Upper Nile state.
- The infrastructure and capacity of the new CVRL-RFV Diagnostic Unit were strengthened.
- No recent RVF outbreaks have been reported since the implementation of the project.
- Trainees in the various workshops are now engaged in RVF surveillance in 13 states.
- Capacity of the two federal Ministries of Animal Resources and Fisheries and their main laboratories has been strengthened to monitor the spread of RVF, as well as avian influenza, and to combat and control any outbreaks of these diseases.