AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
Environment
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  •  Pollution and Waste Management
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  • Climate Change
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  • Water Resources
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Environment
  • Coastal & Marine Resources Management
  •  Pollution and Waste Management
  • Watershed Management
  • Climate Change
  • Forestry 
  • Water Resources
  • Management
Social Development
  • Human Resources Development
  • Labor Market Interventions
  • Local Development
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  • Health
  • Civil Society Strengthening
Social Development
  • Human Resources Development
  • Labor Market Interventions
  • Local Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Civil Society Strengthening
Economic Development
  • Trade Development
  • Investment Promotion
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  • Regional Development
  • Private Sector Development
Economic Development
  • Trade Development
  • Investment Promotion
  • Regional Economic Integration
  • Regional Development
  • Private Sector Development

TA in Coordination of Animal Disease Control and Eradication Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Phase III

Country: Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sector(s): Agriculture and rural development

Date: 03/2015 - 03/2017

Client / Beneficiary: European Union Delegation to BiH

Financing Agency: IPA

Project Value: 593,530 €

Description of the project and Services provided:

The overall objective of this Technical Assistance (TA) project is to ensure a high value level of public and animal health protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Achieving this composite objective involves the engagement and contribution of all relevant stakeholders (Veterinary Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SVO), Ministry of Agriculture, Veterinary Inspectorates, Veterinary Laboratories etc) , aiming at the continuation and improvement of their coordination.

The assignment will focus on the continuation of implementation of multi-annual vaccination campaign against Rabies and Brucellosis as well as on the:

  • Reduction of the risks to human and animal health, the environment, as well as increased economic potential of BiH;
  • Improvement of the ability of BiH to provide accurate statistical data on wildlife, as required by the EU;
  • Support the full implementation of the strategies regarding the control and eradication of both diseases;
  • Ensuring that Rabies and Brucellosis vaccination is carried out in accordance with required guidelines.

The results of the project are:

  • Vaccination campaigns are implemented as well as identification of animals where appropriate, and a clear picture of the health status and impact of vaccination programs is acquired.
  • A coherent, integrated and fully operational animal disease monitoring and surveillance system capable of providing decision-makers with statistically reliable data on the occurrence, prevalence and incidence of both diseases to take emergency response measures and implement disease control and eradication programs is in place.
  • Public Awareness Campaign and trainings are conducted, and Key staffs are well trained. The general public awareness concerning both diseases is improved.
  • Existing strategies are updated and drafts of Multi-annual eradication programs for both diseases set in line with the strategies and based on the detailed review of all conducted activities and previously acquired data.

 

The services provided can be listed as follows:

  • Data collection and situation analysis and evaluation of previously implemented activities for control and eradication of Rabies and Brucellosis;
  • Integration of  fully operational animal disease monitoring and surveillance system;
  • Update of existing strategies regarding the control and eradication of both diseases;
  • Preparation of Multi-annual eradication programs for both
  • Preparation of  EU/OIE compliant documents for monitoring and surveillance of Rabies and Brucellosis
  • Preparation of Operational plans for disease eradication programs;
  • Training needs assessment and delivery of trainings to relevant staff of stakeholders in the disease surveillance network, ensuring its technical capacity improvement;
  • Monitoring and vaccination campaign plans preparation;
  • Post Vaccination surveillance reporting;
  • Implementation of Public Awareness Campaigns on animal control and eradication programs;
     

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