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    FAO China ECTAD attendance at the technical meeting to discuss echinococcosis control and prevention - The technical meeting to discuss echinococcosis control and prevention was hosted by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USCDC) and Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) on 11 May 2018 in Beijing. Around ten participants from USCDC, China CDC, World Health Organization (WHO) and FAO participated in the meeting. Ms Yu Qi attended the meeting on behalf of the FAO China Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Office. FAO China ECTAD attendance at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Cooperation Conference on Joint Prevention and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases - The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Cooperation Conference on Joint Prevention and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases was held in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province from 12-13 May 2018. The conference was co-hosted by the General Administration of Customs, China (GACC), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), and Shaanxi Provincial Government. More than 150 representatives from SCO member countries, observing countries, international organizations, and embassies in China attended the conference. FAO gathers partners to review the zoonotic influenza situation in China - FAO China ECTAD Office organized the meeting of the United Nations Theme Group on Agriculture (UNTG-AG) – sub working group on Diseases at the Human-Animal-Environment interface on 17 May 2018 in Beijing to review the zoonotic influenza situation in China. Under the One Health concept, a regular communication mechanism was established for the purpose of strengthening collaboration of zoonotic disease prevention and control among human health and animal health sectors. 13 participants from China CDC, China Animal Disease Control Center (CADC), FAO, WHO and USCDC participated in the meeting.
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    FAO China ECTAD Highlights September 2018, Vol. 116 2018
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    FAO China ECTAD Highlights in September 2018 - Ms Yu Qi and Dr Han Zifeng from FAO China Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Office participated in the Regional Workshop of the Third Regional Technical Consultation on Zoonotic Influenza Surveillance in Asia in Bangkok, Thailand from 10-13 September 2018. The four-day Workshop brought together more than 40 participants from FAO headquarters, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) and eight country offices. -The fifth module of the fourth cohort of the China Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians (CFETPV) was held in Qingdao, Shandong Province from 10-20 September 2018. The two-week training was attended by 26 trainees from 16 provincial and municipal animal health agencies, one university and two national research institutes. It was the final module of the fourth cohort and aimed to help the trainees to strengthen and integrate the knowledge of veterinary epidemiology learnt in the past two years. -China Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians (CFETPV) fourth cohort Graduation Ceremony and the sixth CFETPV Annual Seminar were held in Qingdao, Shandong Province on 21 September 2018. Dr Ma Hongchao, Director General of China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center (CAHEC), attended the ceremony and gave a speech on behalf of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA). Teacher representative, Prof Dirk Pfeiffer and trainee representative, Mr Hu Mingming were also invited to share their achievements gained from the training.
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    FAO China ECTAD Highlights - June 2018, Vol. 113 2018
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    Drs Song Junxia and Han Zifeng from FAO China Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Office were participated in the mid-term regional meeting on the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework of the EPT-2 programme in Bangkok, Thailand from 5-8 June 2018. The main objectives of the meeting were to review previous M&E data collection rounds to improve processes, methodologies, data quality; provide a forum for sharing experiences related to data collection and reporting; and facilitate the transition from having M&E data to using the M&E data. More than 30 participants from FAO headquarters M&E team, FAO ECTAD Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (RAP) and ECTAD country teams attended the meeting. Secondly, the 3rd China-Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) Customs Inspection and Quarantine Cooperation Dialogue was held on 7 June 2018 in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. The conference was hosted General Administration of Customs, China (GACC) and Ningbo Municipal People’s Government, which brought together over 280 participants from 13 Central and Eastern European countries, Russia and Ukraine, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), FAO, European Union Delegation in China, GACC, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Health Commission, State Administration for Market Regulation, China Railway Group and China Oil and Foodstuffs Cooperation (COFCO). With the theme of "Better Cooperation for Enhanced Safety and Increased Trade", the conference aimed to strengthen cooperation between China and CEEC in the field of customs inspection and quarantine, and create a platform for all parties for policy interaction, technology exchange, the capacity assistance, so as to improve the quality and safety standard of food and agricultural products, smooth trade flow, achieve win-win for China and the CEEC and countries along the ‘One Belt & One Road’, so as to build the community of shared interests, shared responsibilities and shared future for the international trade of food and agricultural products. Thirdly, the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs) Prevention and Control Training Workshop on Diagnosis of Transboundary Animal Diseases in Lancang-Mekong countries was held on 12 June 2018 in Kunming, Yunnan Province. The key objectives of the workshop were to strengthen cooperation among Lancang-Mekong countries in animal health; build capacity of laboratory diagnosis for surveillance of foot and mouth disease (FMD); share knowledge of laboratory diagnosis with participants from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam; and discuss about how to solve the unofficial animal cross-border movement between Yunnan Province and neighbouring countries.

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