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Support for Rift Valley fever (RVF) Preparedness Control Plan in Sudan
Late and erratic rains affected “long-rains” cereal crop production in southern and eastern parts of the country.
To control and eradicate the transboundary animal disease (TAD) of RVF in the Sudan, so that affected livestock owners could resume full production and livestock trade could be continued safely as a livelihood and income-generating activity.
Federal Ministries of Animal Resources and Fisheries (MARFs) in North and South Sudan, and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Fourteen staff members from the Wildlife Department of MOST, 60 veterinarians from 16 states in Sudan, and 15 MARF veterinarians and staff. Indirect beneficiaries were livestock-producing populations in Sudan.
- 20 veterinarians trained in TADs risk analysis.
- 40 veterinarians trained in TADs epidemiology and surveillance.
- 14 staff from the Wildlife Department (MOST) trained in GIS and databases of wild birds and avian influenza.
- 15 veterinarians from MARF GIS Unit trained in remote sensing and early warning system for RVF and other animal diseases.
- Training video produced on GIS and remote sensing.