Nepal: a OneHealth Pilot Project for the Early Detection of Avian Influenza

Rojan Dahal, Erica Leresche, Laura Kahn

Abstract


The pilot project is designed to increase early detection of avian influenza in rural Districts in Nepal to prevent epidemic through the creation of a One Health Unit and community engagement to minimize economic losses and improve human and animal health. The project will pilot a One Health initiative in affected Districts, through a “One Health†community network, trained, supported and engaged with early detection and economic loss mitigation measures with key stakeholders. A District “One Health surveillance Unit†will detect, sample and map cases (animal & humans) involving Civil Society Organisations and private health Institutions. A Central Rapid Response Team (RRT) will be technically strengthened to support to Districts. New tools will include mobile phones for health & veterinary community workers; community reporting model for the “Ward committees†and District electronic surveillance tool including a GIS software to compile and analyse the data.

Keyword: Avian Influenza, One Health, Surveillance


Keywords


Avian Influenza, One Health, Surveillance

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