Work programme _ cost estimate Nigeria national PACE programme for the period 1st May, 2002 to 30th April, 2003 (Year 2).
African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources
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The Nigerian Pan African Rinderpest Campaign (PARC) project came to being through the preparation and approval of a work programme that was considered and endorsed by the Inter-African Bureau for .nimal Resources of the Organization of African Unity (OAU/IBAR) Nairobi. The Project (PARC) was in assistance by the European Economic Commission (EEC) now European Commission/Union (EU) in >upporting African countries to, among other things, control Rinderpest and to a certain extent contagious Bovine Pleuro-Pneumonia (CBPP) while at the same time enhancing the national capacity in he control of other diseases of economic importance like Contagious Bovine Plettro-Pneumonia ;CBPP). The Nigerian PARC Project was executed as PARC 1 between July 1989 and May, 1995. Following the successful completion of the PARC Project in Africa in March 1999, the OAU/IBAR Further solicited for support from the European Union (EEC/EU) for another Project, Pan-African Programme for the Control of Epizootics (PACE) which is also to be executed in 32 African countries, [minding Nigeria. It has been planned such that the PACE Project is built on the gains of PARC and will result in the final eradication of Rinderpest. Substantial progress would also be made in our utowledge of the status of some Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs) along with the improvement Dif the capacities and capabilities of both public and private veterinarians, Para veterinarians and ivestock farmers. Nigeria is to benefit the sum of Two million Six Hundred and Fifty-eight Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty-eight Euro (2,658,128 Euro) during the five years (2000 — 2005) of the PACE Project. A Vlemorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Regional Authorizing Officer (RAO) .,)f the OAU/IBAR on behalf of the EU and the Nigerian National Authorizing Officer (NAO) on behal Di. the Federal Government of Nigeria to facilitate the implementation of the Project in Nigeria. Another Vlemorandum of Understanding for the Second Year of the Project in Nigeria will similarly be signed. The main components of the Nigeria PACE project include: -Development of capacities of public and private veterinary services as well as livestock farmers. -Development of data base and communications systems. -Processing of the Nigerian OlE pathway on Rinderpest free status. -Assessment of CBPP and' other TAD Epizootics. -Improvement of the epidemiological capacity. - Development of Emergency Preparedness System (EMPRES). -Development of Wildlife epidemiology. -Support for the privatization of veterinary services. - Improvement of laboratory capacities and facilities.
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