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Avian and Human Influenza Control and Preparedness Emergency Project

Avian and Human Influenza Control and Preparedness Emergency Project

Full title of the project:

Avian and Human Influenza Control and Preparedness Emergency Project (AHICPEP) – Component A

Target areas:


USD 1 367 595
Project code:

To minimize the level of infection of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) viruses in Cambodia.

Key partners:

Department of Animal Health and Production (DAPH) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM).

Beneficiaries reached:

Animal health officers at the central and village levels, as well as poultry sector stakeholders, the general population in Cambodia and neighbouring countries.

Activities implemented:
  • Carried out field missions to support DAPH in finalizing animal health and production legislation.
  • Developed extensive training tools for village animal health workers and DAPH offices.
  • Provided technical and logistical expertise to the National Veterinary Research Institute and DAHP, in support of HPAI investigation and veterinary measures.
  • Conducted a poultry value chain analysis for the Phnom Penh market.
  • Developed an innovative approach across 15 villages through the implementation of the Healthy Livestock, Healthy Village, Better Life programme, in close collaboration with the World Bank.
  • Carried out workshops with provincial DAPH chiefs, district veterinarians and NCDM on the review and implementation of AHICPEP and Healthy Livestock, Healthy Village, Better Life activities; HPAI awareness; and participatory data collection methods best suited for community/village level animal health interventions.
  • Analysed the findings of knowledge, attitude and practice surveys conducted under the project to review the experiences and recommendations of communities that have been directly affected by HPAI.
  • Strengthened the capacity of veterinary services, including private sector village animal health workers.
  • Enhanced HPAI surveillance and response.
  • Reduced risk and spread of HPAI outbreaks.