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The final seminar of the project on increasing the national capacity for veterinary diagnostics and disease monitoring was held

27 December 2021

  • The aim of the project is to increase the national capacity for disease surveillance, including veterinary diagnostics, and to develop plans and measures to prevent the potential spread of such diseases.

The final seminar was attended by the country representative of FAO Azerbaijan Melek Cakmak, Deputy Chairman of the Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan Balarahim Guliyev, local and international experts in the field of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry. The results and achievements of the project were presented at the seminar, and the next areas of activity were discussed on the basis of these results. The project then presented a national legal report containing an analysis of national legislation on antimicrobial resistance.

One of the main goals of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the project is to assess the laboratory and control capacity, and to directly affect animal health by directing agencies to improve these capabilities.

The project is mainly aimed at improving the diagnostic capacity of the National Survey Centers and six Regional Testing Laboratories established in Gakh, Barda, Goygol, Sabirabad and Guba regions and established for the diagnosis of animal diseases in these regions.

According to the meeting, the participants stressed the need to improve animal health, early detection of diseases, especially cross-border diseases, and expand the capacity of agencies to respond quickly. The workshop was followed by presentations by the parties directly involved in the implementation of the project as a whole.

The project is implemented under the Technical Cooperation Program with the financial support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the organizational support of the Food Safety Agency.

The final seminar of the project on increasing the national capacity for veterinary diagnostics and disease monitoring was held

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