Saturday, April 17, 2010

Egypt: International mission down the government's plan to control the spread of avian influenza

April 17, 2010 14:6

Eng Maged George, Minister of Environment, that the mission of international joint regional office of the United Nations Coordinator for Avian and the Office of the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Cairo, will review and evaluate the activities of the Egyptian government in controlling the spread of flu patients «birds and pigs», and to identify areas that need to be development, the minister pointed out that the mission includes a multidisciplinary team from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations «FAO» and the Organization of the United Nations Children's Fund «UNICEF» The World Health Organization.

He said «George» The Mission reached a number of key actions on four levels, namely administrative structure, strategy and implementation, monitoring and analysis, and these procedures involve producers in the decision-making processes, making it easier to comply with measures to control the disease, and control risks in the poultry house and bird markets living, as well as to update the strategic plans, preparation of a new national plan to control the gradual bird flu in poultry, and to ensure early detection of mutations.

Also reviewed the «George» during his third meeting of the National Committee to combat bird flu, the presence of ministers of agriculture, health, local development and governors of the Greater Cairo, Menoufiya and Western and Qalyubia, Beni Suef and Dakahlia, Fayoum and East, the most important actions taken by the Ministry of Health, and review the national strategy for fight against bird flu, as well as to assess the epidemic situation of avian flu on governorates.

Source: Al Masry Al Youm
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