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    FAO China ECTAD Highlights - May 2019, Vol. 124 2019
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    FAO China ECTAD Highlights in May 2019:-The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China issued “2019 National Plan for Animal Disease Surveillance and Epidemiology Investigation” on 16 May 2019. In the document, graduates of China Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians (CFETPV) were referred to as the main technical force and participated in two specific investigation plans, which are "Social Economic Investigation on Poultry H7N9 Influenza Immunization Policy" and "Investigation on Pig Health Condition, Value Chain and Cost of African Swine Fever Prevention and Control", to provide technical support for subsequent policy decisions; -The One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization China Workshop was held in Beijing, China from 13-17 May 2019. The workshop was attended by 57 participants from national and provincial public health, animal health, and wildlife sectors of China, and experts from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) China Office. Mr. Liu Lushi from FAO China Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Office attended the opening ceremony of the Workshop and gave a presentation on One Health from FAO’s perspective;-In collaboration with the Regional Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians (R-FETPV), FAO Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) and Thailand Department of Livestock Development (DLD) co-organized the Workshop on Harmonization of Value Chain Study Methodology and Proposal Development from 27 to 30 May 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.
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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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    FAO China ECTAD Highlights July 2018 - Vol. 114 2018
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    This monthly publication entitled "FAO China ECTAD Highlights in July 2018" is produced by the FAO ECTAD-China team to inform that the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Video Launch Ceremony entitled “For Better Animal Health, Use Antimicrobials Responsibly” was jointly organized by FAO China Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Office and the Veterinary Bureau (VB) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) on 22 June 2018 in Beijing. The event aimed to raise awareness of AMR and Antimicrobial Use (AMU) with key stakeholders, promote the public, especially farmers, to AMR prevention and control through media and communication. More than 70 delegates, including representatives from UN agencies, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, related embassies in China, national research institutes, as well as celebrity partner and journalists from mainstream media outlets, attended the ceremony. Dr Song Junxia from FAO China ECTAD attended the first meeting of the Technical Working Group (TWG) for the revision of the FAO Guide on Good Emergency Management Practice (GEMP Essentials) in FAO headquarters in Rome from 23-24 July 2018. The objectives of the meeting were to define the scope, objectives and structure of the Guide; to design the general frame of the document; to propose a logical order of recommendations and on which steps the guide should focus the most; and to propose the further agenda of the TWG, with a definition of different milestones.

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