The intensive poultry farm of Mr. Hassan Shuman, a Lebanese pioneer in aviculture. Mr. Shuman cooperates closely with the Lebanese unit of HEAHI. - - FAO/UNDP/Project. The Near East Animal Health Institute is a UNDP/FAO project started in 1962 designed to carry out training and research with a view to controlling livestock diseases throughout the Near East. There is a central coordinating office sited in Beirut, and five separate country laboratories, each dealing with a different group of diseases, one each in Iran, Iraq, UAR, Sudan and Lebanon, The latter, at Fanner on the outskirts of Beirut, deals with diseases of poultry. Besides carrying out research, all these Units have a continual training program for personnel of all the countries in the region, thus any government in the Near East which wishes to have people trained to combat poultry diseases, send them to Beirut. Because of the variation in experience of the participants, the training courses include a thorough elementary training and the use of very simple instruments before the members of the course move on to more complicated equipment and subjects - post mortem work, diagnosis of disease, identification of parasites and pathogens, vaccine production, etc.