Result 2.6: Policies and strategies for control and eradication of animal diseases based on surveillance and other epidemiological data in line with international standards (control and eradication plans, contingency plans) are developed and/or reviewed and updated.
Indicative activities:
2.6.1 Review of the existing plans and the preparation of new plans for disease control and eradication (Zoonosis and other animal diseases) in line with international standards and taking into account different husbandry practices (intensive and nomadic). Review shall include, but not be limited to: Avian Influenza, Pest of small rodents, Foot and Mouth Disease, and blue tongue;
This activity mainly provided by STEs missions to elaborate a global strategy permitting the ARD to better control zoonosis and animal diseases using a consistent and coordinated approach with the Ministry of Health. Review of the existing plans and the preparation of new plans for disease control and eradication (Zoonosis and other animal diseases) in line with international standards and taking into account different husbandry practices (intensive and nomadic).
Review shall include, but not be limited to: Foot and Mouth Disease, Brucella, PPR, Rabies, Salmonella…

Mission 01 - 25 February 2019 – 28 February 2019
STEs: Dr. Fabrizio DE MASSIS – Dr. Roberto LOMOLINO

Mission 02 - 11 March 2019 – 14 March 2019
STEs: Dr. Fabrizio DE MASSIS – Dr. Roberto LOMOLINO
2.6.2 Prepare guidelines and procedures for the implementation of the control and eradication plans;

Mission 01 - 09 April 2019 – 11 April 2019
STE : Dr. Gian Mario COSSEDDU

In order to review and update contingency plans, STE carried on an assessment field visit to different activities could be organized, depending on the diagnosis phase and “state of the art” in epidemiological surveillance (non-exhaustive list):
Selected Disease : PPR (Peste des Petits Ruminants)
- Draft epidemiological data collection related to priority animal diseases
- Draft reporting protocols and analysis related to priority animal diseases and veterinary interventions for their surveillance and control
2.6.3 Provide training to ARD inspectors and other relevant staff on sampling collection and handling of biological material.
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