FAO Monitors Pigs, Poultry and Waterfowl in Hot Spots for Influenza
FAO, Tuesday 13 March 2012

FAO recently launched projects in four Asian countries to step up defenses against influenza by moving beyond a focus on domestic poultry to instead address a range of threats posed by the ever closer mingling of humans, wild animals and, especially, livestock animals, and the potentially devastating influenza viruses they share.

Ten Key Messages from the Pro-Poor HPAI Risk Reduction Project in Southeast Asia PDF Print E-mail
FAO AGA, Tuesday 9 November 2010

Since its emergence, highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 (H5N1 HPAI) has attracted considerable public and media attention because the viruses involved cause fatal disease in animals and humans. In order to improve local and global capacity for evidence-based decision making on the control and management of H5N1 HPAI as well as other high-impact diseases with epidemic potential, the UK Department of International Development (DFID) funded a collaborative, multidisciplinary Pro-Poor HPAI Risk Reduction research project for Southeast Asia and Africa. FAO is a partner in this project. This short article summarizes ten key messages arising after three years of project implementation in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.

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