Simulation exercise: Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Swaziland
Dr Roland Xolani Dlamini, Director of Veterinary and Livestock Services, Ministry of Agriculture of Swaziland, informed the OIE that a simulation exercise on highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is organized in the Manzini Region from 21 to 23 July 2010.
The purpose of this simulation exercise is to:
explore if the Integrated National Actions Plans (INAP) adequately address avian influenza,
assess the laboratory’s capacity and capability to investigate and confirm HPAI outbreaks,
evaluate field services response to an HPAI outbreak,
assess health services readiness to investigate and respond to any human involvement in an HPAI outbreak,
assess avian and human influenza communication strategy,
identify and document gaps in the overall HPAI response preparedness with the aim of correcting inadequacies.
Animal Health Information Department
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)