USAID Supports Surveillance and Early warning capacities building in Guinea

Monday, April 27, 2020
Participants at the second phase of the nationwide surveillance and early warning capacity building workshop included 33 regional directors and those of the 5 municipalities of Conakry.
Ousmane Condé, USAID Guinea

In Guinea, weak infrastructure, a lack of skilled human resources, and inadequate tools are an obstacle to effective animal disease surveillance and early warning.

As part of the USAID-funded Global Health Security Agenda, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) organized a training workshop for officials of the livestock department including 33 regional  directors and those of the 5 municipalities of Conakry on an​ ​application that enables data collection and real-time reporting at country level of geo-referenced information on animal diseases, facilitating both surveillance and early warning.​ ​

Once equipped with these techniques livestock​ ​farmers and district and chief veterinary officers are​ ​able to share information​ that will enable ​national authorities to take targeted prevention and control measures and advise livestock farmers and communities at risk.

This training is the second phase of a nationwide surveillance and early warning capacity building workshop. The first phase included field and lab veterinary agents.

By building surveillance and early warning capacities and improving communication between stakeholders, USAID helps strengthen animal disease control at national, regional and global levels.

Last updated: July 21, 2020

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