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180 vets from 14 African nations gets infectious disease training

The ISAVET programme will take place over the next 12 months and will focus on public, animal and wildlife health as pathogens that cross institutional mandates and geographic boundaries, FAO said.


Devdiscourse News Desk Rome
Updated: 31-10-2018 18:54 IST
180 vets from 14 African nations gets infectious disease training

The initiative in Africa follows a similar programme started 10 years ago in Asia, which now has established training centres in Thailand, China and Indonesia, FAO noted. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Some 180 veterinarians from 14 African countries will benefit from a training programme launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the US-based Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, FAO said in a statement.

Veterinary epidemiologists from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda will benefit from the In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology (ISAVET) programme, according to FAO.

The ISAVET programme will take place over the next 12 months and will focus on public, animal and wildlife health as pathogens that cross institutional mandates and geographic boundaries, FAO said.

The initiative in Africa follows a similar programme started 10 years ago in Asia, which now has established training centres in Thailand, China and Indonesia, FAO noted.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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