Dr Karim Ben Jebara handing out training certificates. Picture (c) P. Bastiaensen (oie) 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, 2010 at the OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa in Gaborone, Botswana.
Selected OIE Focal Points for the Notification of Animal Diseases. Picture (c) P. Bastiaensen (oie) 2010
The purpose of the training course was on the one hand to familiarise 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.
Selected OIE Focal Points for Aquatic Animal Diseases. Picture (c) P. Bastiaensen (oie) 2010
All pictures © P. Bastiaensen (oie) 2010