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Linking Epidemiology and Laboratory Research on Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses in EU and China
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Monthly Bulletin from FAO ECTAD China (December)

In the December issue of the Monthly Bulletin you will find information on:

  • Cooperation planning with Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU) during the meeting on December 2nd, 2013 in Wuhan.

The parties agreed to finalize a plan for cooperation on epidemiology capacity building with HZAU, and to assist HZAU with the delivery of a program for training on veterinary epidemiology for university academic staff.

  • Participation in the LinkTADs kick-off meeting in Rome on December 9-11th, 2013. 

The LinkTADs project is an important part of FAO’ s strategy to work with partners to better control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs). FAO Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) China strongly committed to further developing its network of partnerships, and will play an important part in supporting Chinese partners with the implementation and in facilitating linkages among all partners.LinkTADs is seen as an important platform to assist with the implementation of ECTAD China’ s key programs involving animal influenzas, epidemiology capacity development and promoting One Health approaches. It is expected that through the linkages established that the partners will also attract additional project opportunities.

  • Organization of OFFLU technical training on December 4th-6th, 2013 in Beijing by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)/FAO Network of Expertise on Animal Influenza (OFFLU)

The main objectives of the meeting included develop guidance from lessons learned from the proper selection, use and delivery of vaccines towards control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), build consensus among experts in avian influenza from government, academia and international organizations, and incorporate views of poultry producers and vaccine manufacturers. 

  • Participation of the USAID partners' meeting on Value Chains and Zoonotic Pathogens on December 16th-17th, 2013 in Bangkok.

This meeting aimed to share information with USAID on the application of value chain approaches as part of an ongoing process of increasing the use of value chain approaches in the investigation of emerging infectious diseases in future phases of work.

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