University of California - Davis
University of California, Davis, Wildlife Health Center, Texas A&M University, USAID Mission to Tanzania (US); Department of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development, University of Nairobi (Kenya); Sokoine University of Agriculture, Veterinary Investigation Centers, Wildlife Conservation Society (Tanzania); Makerere University, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (Uganda)
Carol J. Cardona; David Bunn
Peter Lawrence Msoffe (Tanzania)
Response to the current highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) global animal health emergency requires the training of veterinarians, public health workers, laboratory scientists, livestock producers, wildlife and zoo managers, and government officials in emergency management, virus surveillance, sample collection and reporting, biosecurity, and disease containment. Currently, the numbers of trained responders is grossly inadequate to respond effectively to HPAI outbreaks in most parts of the world, particularly in developing countries.
The Avian Flu School (AFS) is a multi-tiered, train-the-trainer program designed to educate animal health, public health, and agricultural extension workers about H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), enabling them to deliver this information at the community level in developing countries.