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Developing and maintaining public-private partnerships for the prevention and control of H5N1

Developing and maintaining public-private partnerships for the prevention and control of H5N1

Full title of the project:

Developing and maintaining public-private partnerships for the prevention and control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1

Target areas:

Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Nepal and Viet Nam.

Contribution:
USD 2 457 206
Implementation:
01/01/2009-30/09/2012
Project code:
OSRO/INT/805/USA
Objective:

To strengthen and maintain public-private partnerships to support poultry health and production systems in countries worse affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).

Key partners:

National authorities

Beneficiaries reached:

Government officials and staff, poultry producers, market workers and animal health service actors.

Activities implemented:
  • Prepared national guidelines and standard operating procedures for farm biosecurity and along marketing chains in all project countries.
  • Developed project concepts, communication strategies, work plans and detailed action plans in HPAI-affected areas.
  • Trained veterinary inspectors and farm managers on biosecurity improvement and hatchery standards in all project countries.
  • Procured cleaning and disinfectant material and equipment in Cambodia.
  • Assessed two live bird markets and three collection yards in order to reduce the risk of virus circulation in Nepal.
  • Developed a hatchery biosecurity audit checklist and plan, and tested them in Vietnam in two traditional hatcheries.
  • Conducted provincial and national workshops on hatchery models and hatchery strengthening programmes in Vietnam, as well as produced a trainers guide on improved hatchery hygiene.
  • Conducted a market survey and collected questionnaires on vendors’ trading practices in China, and established a vehicle cleaning and disinfectant station.
Impact:
  • Strengthened capacity of the public veterinary services to lead the development and management of the animal health system to prevent, detect and control HPAI.
  • Improved biosecurity in live bird markets in the project localities.
  • Closer collaboration between the public and private sectors improved prevention efforts and response time to crises and helped mitigate market shocks.
  • Substantial improvements in biosecurity were made in 24 LBMs in the country, which now serve as models.