Friday, June 27, 2008

Local training in Cambodia

More than 6000 village vets were trained by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Department of Animal Health in Cambodia. An additional 186 district veterinary officers from 24 provinces were trained to be become trainers so the the project will continue once the FAO pulls out. The trainings target village animal health workers, focusing on surveillance, bio-security, and outbreak response and communication. According to the FAO, animal health workers who have received training "have more confidence to speak in public and can answer questions from the villgagers".

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This is a great example of the importance of surveillance networks and the need to collaborate. By working with other agencies such as the FAO, we can increase impact rather than duplicate efforts.

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