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Portail de la Médecine Vétérinaire en Afrique

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our la première fois, l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) a préqualifié aujourd’hui un vaccin anti-Ebola, ce qui constitue un pas déterminant en vue d’une accélération de l’homologation, de l’accessibilité et de l’introduction dans les pays les plus exposés aux flambées de la maladie. Il s’agit du processus de préqualification le plus rapide jamais mené à bien par l’OMS.

Bonne nouvelle, le programme Emerging Pandemic Threats, (EPT) mis en œuvre au Cameroun va être prolongé. Commencé en 2009, il s’achève en septembre 2014 après 5 ans d’exécution. Le gouvernement camerounais et les partenaires du projet se sont retrouvés le 17 juin 2014 à Yaoundé pour la revue des activités menées et la présentation des résultats. La cérémonie d’ouverture de la revue a été co-présidée par le Ministre de la Santé Publique Monsieur André Mama Fouda et le Ministre de l’Elevage, des Pêches et des Industries Animales Monsieur Taïga.

Financial exclusion is still a great need for the majority of Africa’s women in livestock keeping. This is exemplified by the focus on the assets that are far more accessible to men. As a means of contributing towards financial inclusion, AU-IBAR, under the Live2Africa Project, with funding from the European Union (EU), and in collaboration with the Africa Women Agribusiness Network (AWAN) brought together 64 continental, regional and national executives from the African Women in Animal Resources Farming and Agribusiness Network (AWARFA-N) at a capacity building workshop. The workshop themed "The Only Measures are Profit and Growth" was held on 27th – 29th November, 2019 in Naivasha, Kenya. The focus of the workshop was on resourcing, negotiating and utilizing innovative investment finance and insurance.

Africa Union Commission (AUC) held a two day meeting from the 2-3 December 2019 to determine the operationalization of the continent’s Blue Economy Strategy. The retreat, which was hosted by AU-IBAR aimed to provide a clear understanding of the most effective way that the African Union (AU) will implement and best coordinate its maritime and blue economy strategies. The meeting also provided a draft document outlining the coordination mechanism for the implementation of the strategy.

In East Africa, the dairy value chain is considered very important and contributes significantly to the regional economies. This is further emphasized by the East African Community (EAC) and other stakeholders. Key intervention areas were identified to promote this priority livestock value chain in the region. One of the key interventions proposed is the promotion of utilization and adoption of application of the latest reproductive technologies to increase milk production in the respective member states. There is indeed room for growth and opportunities for East Africa to embrace available and novel technologies and innovations that will propel the value chain to function at the desired level. It is therefore pertinent that, the East African member states provide enabling environments for increased technology uptake, utilization and transfer.

In a split decision today, a World Health Organization (WHO) emergency committee held off on recommending a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) over China's novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak and will meet again tomorrow to reconsider after learning more about severity and transmission between humans.

China's number of new novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases nearly doubled since yesterday, approaching 600, as city officials in Wuhan—the center of the outbreak—announced aggressive measures to slow the spread of the virus, including shutting off transportation from the city.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong and Macao reported their first cases linked to the outbreak, and Thailand reported two more.

In a related development, a team based at Imperial College London today in a new estimate of 2019-nCoV activity in Wuhan said the city probably now has 4,000 symptomatic cases. The report's 95% confidence interval ranges from 1,000 to 9,700.

Qu’est-ce qu’un coronavirus ?

Les coronavirus forment une vaste famille de virus qui peuvent être pathogènes chez l’homme et chez l’animal. On sait que, chez l’être humain, plusieurs coronavirus peuvent entraîner des infections respiratoires dont les manifestations vont du simple rhume à des maladies plus graves comme le syndrome respiratoire du Moyen-Orient (MERS) et le syndrome respiratoire aigu sévère (SRAS). Le dernier coronavirus qui a été découvert est responsable de la maladie à coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

In the framework of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Veterinary Association (WVA) jointly draw attention to the roles and responsibilities of the veterinary profession for public health. They highlight the specific veterinary activities which are key to ensure a continuum in food safety, disease prevention and emergency management.

L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé a officiellement déclaré le statut de pandémie pour la COVID-19.

Au Québec, pour le moment, la propagation du coronavirus (COVID‑19) est sous contrôle, mais les prochaines semaines seront critiques. Le gouvernement prend donc toutes les mesures nécessaires pour freiner le plus possible la contagion.

Les zoonoses sont des maladies transmises par les animaux.

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