22 November 2012, Nairobi, Kenya - Lab manager Geoffrey Jagero inspecting samples at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE).
FAO Project: OSRO/INT/702/UNJ - Strengthening Joint FAO/OIE/WHO Cooperation In the Management of Avian Influenza and other Zoonotic Diseases. Sub-Project: GLEWS and related Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction outreach to countries. The overall aim of GLEWS is to improve the early warning at global, regional and national level to animal disease threats, including zoonoses, through sharing of information, epidemiological analysis and select joint field missions among the 3 involved international organizations to assess and provide technical inputs, for the benefit of the international community. More specific objectives among others would be: To improve the detection of exceptional epidemiological events at country level, to strengthen laboratories networks and subsequently improve transparency among countries and compliance with reporting to OIE and to WHO under IHR; To develop coordinated responses to animal health emergencies and to improve integration of human and animal surveillance allowing for recognition of associated disease events in different species.