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FAO in Egypt: Managing diseases in animals to prevent health crises in humans

Feb 2022

In Egypt, where millions of households and farms raise poultry, avian influenza is a serious threat. Since devastating outbreaks in 2006, FAO's Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) has been working with the Government of Egypt to prevent and combat avian influenza and other zoonotic diseases.

Thanks to the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), FAO ECTAD has brought together international and national experts to strengthen animal health services and foster collaboration with other sectors. Its work has helped Egypt reinforce its capacity to prevent, detect and respond to endemic, emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases, notably highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

This video highlights FAO ECTAD's successful partnership with the Government of Egypt and its main achievements to date.

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