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Afghanistan-Support to the Veterinary Services in food safety, capacity building, disease control


Country: Afghanistan

Value €: 5.3m

Funding: EC

Timescale: Jan 2006 – Feb 2010


Activities: Result A: The State Veterinary service restructured and
strengthened through clear job descriptions, better management
practices and has developed adequate policies and strategies
adapted to the conditions of animal health and production in the
Result B: The Central Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the
regional / provincial laboratories operational and their staffs have
the ability to perform various diagnostic services for the “public
services” operations and on request from private operators. The
epidemiology of most animal diseases existing in Afghanistan is
better understood and used to formulate detailed policies and
strategies for their control.
Result C: A thorough epidemiosurveillance network is established
and allows for early detection and diagnostic of diseases and early
reaction of veterinary services resulting in better efficiency of
disease control programmes.
Result D: The Central Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is
performing quality assurance tests for the vaccines against priority
livestock diseases produced locally and the vaccine production
laboratory’s statute has been revised to make it able to operate
fully on a commercial basis to satisfy local demand.