Set up of central veterinary laboratory in Surinam, and support for a national animal disease survey - VetEffecT

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Set Up Of Central Veterinary Laboratory In Surinam, And Support For An National Animal Disease Survey

Country: Suriname
Client: Ministry of Agriculture, Onderdirectoraat Veeteelt
Project duration: 2007-2010
Partners: Capricorn, Gezondheidsdienst voor Dieren

The project consisted of various linked activities: the design of a central veterinary laboratory in Paramaribo, and subsequent support with the building and equipping of the laboratory, and subsequent training of laboratory staff. Diagnostic tests for the main contagious diseases were set up and a road map for future development of the laboratory was developed. Also, assistance was provided during the design and implementation of a national survey on infectious diseases in Surinam, by training of government officials in risk assessment, sampling and sampling strategies, surveillance and data analysis, focused on cattle, poultry and pig diseases.

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