Emergency Assistance for the Prevention and Detection of Priority Livestock Infectious Diseases with Reproductive Failure and Abortion (PHASE I) Afghanistan

Emergency Assistance for the Prevention and Detection of Priority Livestock Infectious Diseases with Reproductive Failure and Abortion (PHASE I) Afghanistan

Donor: USA

Budget: $ 400000

Duration (First phase): November 2010 TO 31 August 2011

Location: Kabul, Wardak, Ghazni, Bamyan, Balkh, Jawzjan, Takhar, Badakhshan, Hirat, Nangarhar Laghman, Kunar, Kapisa, Parwan, Sar-e-Pul and Khost and it will cover all 34 provinces in the future.

Status: Ongoing

Overall Objective:
This project will contribute to livestock development and food security in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
The outcome of the project will be the better understanding of the magnitude of abortion problems in livestock.
The project will assist in identifying the main causes of abortion and still births in livestock with particular
reference to brucellosis. Data generated will be used to prepare an appropriate strategy and action plan for
control of major infectious causes for abortions and stillbirth in small ruminants.

Progress/Achievements

  • Output 1.1 - Common strategies and approaches to surveillance developed in the different subsectors in the concerned areas
  • Output 2.1 - Diagnostic ability of field and laboratory staff enhanced
  • Output 3.1 - Capacity building developed to improve the overall surveillance system

Challenges

  • the government fails to assign technical personnel
  • the government fails to accept or implement jointly agreed recommendations
  • the governments decide to implement activities that negate the objectives of the project
  • Donors are not prepared to invest in the follow-on program