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Prevention and control of animal diseases worldwide
Agra CEAS was responsible for part 1 and also participated in part 2 of this 3-part study for the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE).  Part 1 (Economic analysis: prevention versus outbreak costs) assessed the economic impact of diseases and carried out a cost-benefit analysis of improved veterinary preparedness for disease prevention and rapid control, particularly for developing and transition countries.  The analysis concentrated on the costs of prevention and control versus the costs of a disease in the event of an outbreak, with a focus on 2 transboundary animal diseases of current worldwide relevance, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).  The project involved an extensive and detailed review of some 300 items of available literature on this subject, data collection from desk research as well as contacts and interviews with relevant organisations and 4 case studies in representative countries (Romania, Vietnam, Nigeria and Argentina).  Part 2 examined the feasibility of setting up a global emergency response fund for animal epizootics and zoonoses in developing and transition countries and part 3 examined the feasibility of supporting the insurance of disease losses.

2294 part 1 final report.pdf
2294 part 2 final report.pdf
2294 part 3 final report.pdf