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FAO regional strategy for highly pathogenic avian influenza and other emerging infectious diseases of animals in Asia and the Pacific 2010-2015








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    REPORT - GLOBAL PROGRAMME FOR THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA 2008
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    Following the outbreak and spread of the H5N1 virus strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Southeast Asia in late 2003-early 2004, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), developed the FAO/OIE Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. The strategy focused resources on fighting and eradicating HPAI in animals in order to avert spread of the virus to humans and an eventual human influenza pandemic. In order to meet its responsibilities under the Global Strategy, FAO developed a Global Programme for the Prevention and Control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. That programme, which is implemented by the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) at FAO headquarters in Rome, emphasises the need for both global and regional coordination in order to help HPAI infected and at- risk countries develop effective prevention and control programmes. The Global Programme is regularly revised and updated to reflect the changing disease situation, to report how FAO expertise is being utilised to combat HPAI, and to report accurately on activities and budget monitoring.
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    FAO Vietnam : The Fight against Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and othe Emerging Infectious Diseases 2010
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    Since its emergence in early 2004, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) caused by H5N1 has caused global concern, threatening both animal and human health.Viet Nam has been one of the countries worst affected with major impacts of the disease on poultry production, livelihoods and human health. FAO was established in Viet Nam in 1978. However following the onset of the disease, the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases Operations (ECTAD) was set up using FAO’s own finances to st art the programme. FAO works regionally and nationally to combat avian influenza in close collaboration with governments, national and international partners, bringing together technical expertise in socioeconomics, disease control, farming systems, agricultural and pro-poor policy, communications and extension. With the strong support and collaboration of the Government of Viet Nam FAO has provided technical and operational guidance for the control programme against HPAI and other major disease s such as foot and mouth disease and classical swine fever through the generous funding of several donors. In addition, to specific donor funded projects, the World Bank and the Government selected FAO to provide technical leadership and guidance to the Viet Nam Avian and Human Influenza Control and Preparedness Project (VAHIP) through the provision of technical advisers and specific expert consultancy services. The country team also receives support from the FAO regional and headquarters pool o f technical and operational resources, when required. In coordination with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations System Influenza Coordinator (UNSIC), FAO has provided significant support to the Government of Viet Nam for the Hanoi pre-technical meeting and Inter-Ministerial Conference on Animal and Pandemic Influenza (IMCAPI) in April 2010.
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    The Global Strategy for Prevention and Control of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza - October 2008 2008
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    The FAO-OIE Global Strategy for the Progressive Control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) was first developed by FAO and OIE in collaboration with WHO in response to a recommendation from the FAO/OIE Regional Meeting on Avian Influenza Control in Asia (23-25 February 2005, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam). The strategy prepared in November 2005 focused predominantly on control of the disease in East and Southeast Asia. Since then, the H5N1 HPAI situation has evolved dramatically.The disease has spread widely in Asia, Europe, the Near East and Africa, culminating in the current situation in which infection remains endemic in a number of countries in Asia and Africa and has infected birds (poultry and/or wild birds) in over 60 countries. The widespread nature of the disease, its mounting socio-economic impact, the increasing number of human infections and deaths and the potential threat of a human influenza pandemic continue to underline the need for a global approach to H5N 1 HPAI prevention and control. The revised Global Strategy presented here takes into account the global situation and progress in HPAI control and the accumulated experience and lessons learned from national, regional and global efforts to control the disease.

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