Emergency regional coordination assistance for the control of avian influenza in Southeast Asia
The primary objective of this project is to support national efforts aiming at an immediate control of avian influenza A outbreaks in poultry so as to stop the transmission of the virus from poultry to humans. Country-specific activities in support of disease control have been tailored to local needs and are being financed by national governments, bilateral donors and national FAO/TCP emergency projects.
Specific immediate objectives of the assistance are to:
- determine and apply new strategies to halt avian influenza A disease spread in poultry and humans;
- reinforce regional epidemio-surveillance and reporting systems with the aim to halt the disease and verify disease-free status in zones or compartments within countries;
- reconstruct the recent avian influenza A outbreak history in the region with the aim to prevent future outbreaks; and
- provide decision support tools for restocking poultry as and when it is safe.