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Pan- african programme for the control of epizootics (PACE) First year annual work programme and cost estimate.

dc.contributor.authorAfrican Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources
dc.description.abstractThe Pan-African Rinderpest Campaign (PARC) Kenya project work plan was signed in 1995 and implemented alongside the Emergency Programme for the Eradication of Rinderpest in Kenya (EPERK). The PARC project cost a total of 2.4 million ECU. The amount includes 750,000 ECU that had a separate work plan prepared by the Kenya Veterinary Association (KVA) covering a credit line and a programme for private veterinarians. The remainder of the project was composed of six components, namely: rinderpest control and surveillance; contagious bovine pleuropnemonia (CBPP) testing; acaricide testing; monitoring and border harmonization; strengthening of foot and mouth disease (FMD) control; and technical assistance. EPERK financing became necessary following outbreaks of rinderpest in wildlife. Both PARC Kenya and EPERK had the ultimate goal of eradicating rinderpest from Kenya as an integral part of a coordinated regional approach to eradicate the disease from Africa and globally, under the umbrella of Global Rinderpest Eradication programme (GREP). PARC-K/EPERK officially ended in 1999 but has to date continued to support essential services such as disease surveillance and vaccination in high-risk areas / sanitary cordon with the savings carried forward. The Pan-African Programme for the Control of Epizootics in Kenya (PACE-Kenya) is intended to build on the achievements of PARC. The PACE Kenya programme has the overall objective of contributing to rural development and poverty alleviation. This will be reached through effective disease control and animal health care, which will secure the availability of livestock and animal products, thus contributing to the welfare of livestock keeping communities. The programme purpose is to strengthen Kenya's animal health national capacity to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate the control of epizootic diseases with the participation of private sector. The primary target group is the livestock owners in the whole country who will benefit from improved and readily available veterinary services. The private sector veterinary professionals delivering animal health care and participating in disease control will also benefit. The Government of Kenya will benefit from the programme by increasingly concentrating on the Department's core functions such as statutory and regulatory matters and in the formulation of disease control and surveillance policies. Specifically, an operational and strengthened Epidemiology and Economics Section will enhance the Department's capacity to control notifiable diseases, especially the transboundary diseases. The Control of these diseases will facilitate external trade as per OIE and World Trade Organization (WTO) trade requirements
dc.titlePan- african programme for the control of epizootics (PACE) First year annual work programme and cost estimate.

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