Friday, December 21, 2007

A new project focused on community based efforts against AI

There's a new project in town that's sure to benefit us all! See the announcement below and check out this website for more information on community based efforts on AIP:


The AHI-NGO-RC/RC Asia Partnership, comprising the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), CARE, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) began implementation of the project on ‘Strengthening Community-Based Approaches to Management of Avian and Human Influenza in Asia’ in November 2007.

The Project’s Specific Objectives are to:
  • Develop a regional tool-kit for community-based management of AHI from the experiences of organisations working in Asia
  • Conduct regional training workshops and study tours to build capacity and share experience of community-based AHI control and prevention in Asia
  • Strengthen communication with and coordination of community level organisations in the management of AHI in Asia
  • Institutionalise community-based strategies and interventions in the prevention and control of avian and human influenza.

The project seeks to strengthen partnerships between communities, NGOs, governments, UN organisations, the private sector and academic institutions in their efforts to manage AHI. In particular, the project seeks to strengthen the capacities of non-government and community organisations working with communities in managing AHI in the Asian region. It will also increase the capacity of community-based organisations to engage with governments to integrate homegrown solutions into national policies for AHI prevention and control.
Fur further information, please refer to the Project Brief, available at
For questions or further information, please contact ADPC: or +66-2 516 5900 (extension 351)

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