Fifth Report on the Global Programme for the Prevention and Control of HPAI
(January 2011January 2012). Rome.

Fifth Report on the Global Programme for the Prevention and Control of HPAI (January 2011January 2012). Rome.

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2013


This report will be the last that focuses primarily on the HPAI global programme. Since early 2011, FAO has taken a broad, multisectoral, collaborative One Health approach and is currently implementing the strategic Action Plan (AP) 20112015 entitled, Sustainable animal health and contained animal-related human health risks in support of the emerging One-Health agenda. The AP extends HPAI lessons learned to other animal diseases that threaten animal and human health, rural populations and livelihoods. The APs goal is to establish a robust global animal health system that effectively manages major animal health risks, paying particular attention to the animal-human-ecosystem interface, and placing disease dynamics into the broader context of agriculture and socio-economic development and environmental sustainability.


Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary

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H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza and other diseases situation update (January 2011 to January 2012)
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Overall H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza incidence increased in animals in 2011

Four high-burden countries remain enzootic

Sporadic H5N1 HPAI events still predominantly in Asia

Knowledge gaps remain on the role of wild birds

Increase in human cases during 2011 to January 2012

Gobal surveillance of H5N1 HPAI and other animal diseases at the animal/human/ecosystem interface: GLEWS


The FAO One Health portfolio

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Overview of Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) portfolio

Funding status


Geographic priorities

Levels of intervention

Longer-term holistic multidisciplinary approach to HPAI and high-impact animal and zoonotic diseases

One Health strategic AP: Current and future funding requirements

Partnerships with global and regional partners


H5N1 HPAI in endemic countries

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2011 Synopsis of endemic countries

Capacity to prepare, prevent, detect and respond – vaccination, biosecurity and laboratory capacity


Stakeholders matter – socio-economics and communication

Coordination and partnerships for endemic countries

Endemic country situation update snapshots

FAO strategy for non-endemic regions


Lessons learned from H5N1 HPAI and applications of successes to support animal disease control

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A systems approach at the global, regional, national and local levels

Applying and capitalizing on HPAI lessons for success

Investing in animal health services

Preparedness and capacity for emergency response

National laboratory capacities

Surveillance capacity

Surveillance training

Applying surveillance information for global early warning

Wildlife surveillance

Enhancing communication at the community level

Socio-economics, stakeholders and disease management

Managing vaccination schemes

Enhancing biosecurity practices Partnerships

Towards a One Health approach




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