A manual for practitioners in community-based animal health outreach (CAHO) for highly pathogenic avian influenza
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Hendrickx, S., El Masry, I., Atef, M., Aref, N., El Zahraa Kotb, F., El Shabacy, R. and Jobre, Y. 2011. A manual for practitioners in community-based animal health outreach (CAHO) for highly pathogenic avian influenza. Rome, Italy: FAO and Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI.
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Internet URL: http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i1799e/i1799e00.pdf
As part of the Strengthening Avian Influenza Detection and Response (SAIDR) project in Egypt which was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a number of training courses in highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) participatory disease surveillance (PDS) later elaborated to be Community based Animal Health Outreach (CAHO) have been conducted for 108 veterinarians (making 54 teams) in 15 governorates. The purpose of this manual is to provide a reference for veterinarians during and after CAHO training. The main focus of the manual is on HPAI but the methods can be easily adapted and applied to address other livestock diseases. This publication is based on the ILRI publication, Introduction to Participatory Epidemiology and its Application to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Participatory Disease Surveillance: A Manual for Participatory Disease Surveillance Practitioners. The authors are glad to acknowledge using participatory epidemiology training handouts prepared by Jeffrey Mariner over the last years, the Food and Agriculture Organization publication Manual on Participatory Epidemiology: Methods for the collection of action-oriented epidemiological intelligence of which he was co-author and AU-IBAR’s Participatory epidemiology: A guide for trainers by Andy Catley.