Training Impact: Long-term Results of our Education Programs

Bioinformatics Training
Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute

The National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza in Bangladesh under the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI) experienced complete turnover in laboratory staff below the director level and recognized the need for Bioinformatics training to ensure current personnel had the diagnostic skills to improve avian influenza diagnostics. The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases conducted a train-the-trainer program with 4 senior executive-level veterinary diagnostic laboratory managers from Bangladesh in May of 2016. These personnel then trained 7 additional laboratory personnel upon their return to the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute. Learn more.

Bioinformatics and Executive Laboratory Management Training
Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute

Due to a complete turnover in laboratory staff below the director level, the National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza in Bangladesh under the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI) experienced a need for additional laboratory management training to ensure current personnel had the knowledge and skills necessary manage their laboratory and to meet these quality standards. IIAD, in partnership with BM Martin Laboratory Consultants, conducted a training program with 4 senior executive-level veterinary diagnostics laboratory managers from Bangladesh during September 2016. Learn more.

Epidemiology and Surveillance Training
Pakistan

In Pakistan, surveillance plans for diseases of import are either incomplete or nonexistent. Pakistan recognized the need for formalized training of epidemiologists and laboratory personnel on the topics of animal disease surveillance so that high-quality surveillance plans and disease control strategies can be developed and implemented. IIAD, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State (DoS) and CRDF Global, conducted a training program with 13 field veterinary medical officers, epidemiologists, academicians, and diagnosticians from diagnostic laboratories across Pakistan during August of 2016. Learn more.

Executive Laboratory Management Training
Republic of Afghanistan Central Veterinary Diagnostic and Research Laboratory

Following changes in leadership, the Republic of Afghanistan Central Veterinary Diagnostic and Research Laboratory (CVDRL), experienced a need for additional laboratory management training to ensure current personnel had the knowledge and skills necessary manage their laboratory and to meet these quality standards. IIAD, in partnership with BM Martin Laboratory Consultants and CRDF Global conducted a training program with 3 senior executive-level veterinary diagnostics laboratory managers from the CVDRL during May through August of 2016. Learn more.