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Support for Rift Valley fever (RVF) Preparedness Control Plan in Sudan

Support for Rift Valley fever (RVF) Preparedness Control Plan in Sudan

Full title of the project:

Late and erratic rains affected “long-rains” cereal crop production in southern and eastern parts of the country.

Target areas:

North and South Sudan

USD 250 000
Project code:

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.

Key partners:

Federal Ministries of Animal Resources and Fisheries (MARFs) in North and South Sudan, and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

Beneficiaries reached:

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.

Activities implemented:
  • 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.