Strategic Plan Alignment: Animal Health Security
The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) is partnering with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (TAMU-CVM), public health agencies, including the public health personnel to implement the In Service Applied Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) Programme in 14 countries from East, West, and Central regions of Africa.
The programme includes three levels.
- Frontline Programme
- Intermediate Programme
- Advanced Programme
IIAD’s international collaboration with FAO and public health agencies is intended to develop a self-sustaining Frontline ISAVET among the 14 African countries currently identified under the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) initiative supported by the U.S. government. Frontline ISAVET will build transferable skills for frontline veterinarians and strengthen country and regional capacity to improve health and prevent and control disease at the human-animal-wildlife interface. Ultimately, the Frontline ISAVET will strengthen public health, animal health and wildlife disease programmes by strengthening early disease detection and rapid response.
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