Languages

  • Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
  • Our commitment: Results

Animal Disease Recognition and Response Workshop

Event Date: 
03/01/2016
City: 
Castries
Country: 
St. Lucia
  • Description
  • Program
  • Speakers

Description

Goal

To increase food security in the Caribbean region by decreasing the risk of livestok production losses due to foreign, endemic and zoonotic animal diseases.

Objectives

  1. Through training, improve the ability of Caribbean veterinarians, animal health assistants, livestock keepers and farmers to accurately recognize and respond to priority animal, zoonotic and foodborne diseases.
  2. To train members of the Caribbean national veterinary services, livestock production personnel, livestock producers and farmers on the identification of and the response to priority animal and zoonotic diseases.
  3. Make available relevant information from the regional training course (presentations are filmed tasks) on the project website, so it is easily accessible to veterinary first responders and trainers from the Caribbean region.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Increased capacity to anticipate, recognize, identify and respond to priority exotic, endemic, and zoonotic animal diseases across the Caribbean region.
  2. Trained personnel available in Saint Lucia with the requisite skills and material in the recognition and response to priority animal diseases.

Funding

The One Health Animal Disease Recognition and Response Workshop is funded as part of the "One Health, One Caribbean, One Love" project through the ACP-EU Cooperation Programme in Science and Technology and is being supported by the 10th European Development Fund SPS Project: "Support to the Forum of Caribbean States in the implemention of the commitments undertaken under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA): Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures".

Program

Welcome Dr Auria King-Cenac, ChairpersonChief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Food Production, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development
Opening PrayersDr Felix JariaDirector of Agricultural Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Food Production, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development
Welcome RemarksMr John KingRepresentative in the Eastern Caribbean States, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
Greetings from CaribVet and FAODr Cedric LazarusLivestock Development Officer, FAO
RemarksProf Chris OuraTeam Leader, EU/ACP funded One Health Caribbean, One Love Project, School of Veterinary Medicine, UWI
RemarksDr Darius GabrielPermanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Food Production, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development
Closing Remarks

Exhibitors

Key Facilitators

Dr Chris Oura, UWI SVM

Dr Cedric Lazarus, FAO

Dr Karla Georges, UWI, SVM

Dr Fidelis (Fidel) N. Hegngi, USDA, APHIS Veterinary Services 

Ir Arriba