- Improve national, sub-regional and regional capacity for evidence-based risk assessment approaches to enable rapid response for HPAI.
- improve national surveillance and reporting capacity.
- Increase sub-regional cooperation and coordination, with regional support to undertake HPAI investigations, report disease and manage HPAI relevant information.
- Rapidly assess existing HPAI surveillance systems
- Develop, disseminate and train in the use of effective tools for targeting HPAI surveillance resources
- Train in HPAI surveillance techniques, tools and approaches, including outbreak reporting and data analysis
- Develop linkages with sub-regional and regional surveillance, disease investigation and learning networks
- HPAI surveillance systems assessed and training needs identified
- Effective evidence-based tools for targeting HPAI surveillance resources based on risk developed
- HPAI surveillance practitioners trained in surveillance techniques, tools and approaches
- Knowledge base with regard to HPAI expanded through regional and sub-regional linkages
- Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)
- East African Community (EAC)
- Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
- Government veterinary services
- Academic, community, business and other organizations
RISK MAPPING PRODUCTS
Risk mapping for highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in Africa
The publications below were developed to support decision-making for the prevention and control of highly pathogenic avian influenza through the use of risk mapping, and are an output of the Early Detection Reporting and Surveillance of Avian Influenza in Africa (EDRS-AIA) project, implemented by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in collaboration with African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR).
We are calling these the “first generation” risk mapping products; ILRI is currently conducting research to further improve these products. We expect the final Bird Flu Risk Map Report to be available by September 2009. This publication will feature a state-of-the-art atlas of risk maps that have been validated and improved through field work, an experts’ workshop, and newly available data.
The publications are targeted to different audiences. The first three products are targeted to a broad audience while the fourth publication is suited for readers with a technical background.
We encourage all readers to first read the User Guide for Initial Bird Flu Risk Maps.
Click on the links below to access the publications, available in both English and French.
- User Guide for Initial Bird Flu Risk Maps
- Cartes préliminaires de risqué de l’influenza aviaire: Information au lecteur
- Overview of the Bird Flu Risk Mapping Project
- Présentation du projet: Cartographie du risque de la grippe aviaire
- Introduction to Bird Flu Risk Maps for Disease Surveillance
- Cartes de risque de l’influenza aviaire pour la surveillance de la maladie : Introduction
The initial risk maps were prepared using multi-criteria decision modelling in 2009 and subsequently refined to produce the final maps contained in the following report, published in February 2010.
Final report and risk maps (English)
Final report and risk maps (French)
PARTICIPATORY DISEASE SURVEILLANCE MANUAL
Introduction to participatory epidemiology and its application to highly pathogenic avian influenza participatory disease surveillance: A manual for participatory disease surveillance practitioners
Published: September 2009