September 2010 OIE office in Gaborone hosts a computer training on WAHIS implementation

Gaborone, 31st August - 3rd September 2010. 17 OIE Focal Points for Aquatic Animal Diseases and 13 OIE Focal Points for Animal Disease Notification took part in a back-to-back training course on the implementation of the OIE World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS) from August 31st until September 3rd at the OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa in Gaborone, Botswana.

The purpose of the training course was on the one hand to familiarize the focal points on aquatic animal diseases (selected amongst the main aquaculture producing countries in Africa) with the basic features of the OIE’s online reporting system as it pertains to aquatic animal diseases, i.e. diseases of finfish, mollusc, crustaceans and amphibians. For focal points on animal disease reporting on the other hand, the training course was an opportunity to present new and advanced features of WAHIS, such as WAHIS-Wild, for the reporting of wildlife diseases or infections encountered in wildlife species

Photos © P. Bastiaensen (oie) 2010