Results of PGTF - Project INT/16/K01

INT/16/K01 - A proposal to improve the diagnostic capacities of “Peste Des Petits Ruminants” (PPR), enhance the vaccination and control strategies with special emphasis on farmers education and awareness in Egypt, Algeria, the State of Palestine and Jordan

Submitter: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Jordan University of Science and Technology, based in Irbid, Jordan.
Subcontractor:  Same as above.
Priority area: Technical cooperation among developing countries.
Participating/beneficiary countries: : 4 countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine).
PGTF input: US$ 32,000.
Other inputs: US$ 32,00.
Number: INT/16/K01.
Duration: 2016-2017.
Approval: 39th Annual Ministerial Meeting of the Group of 77 (New York, 24 September 2015).
Completion: Final report submitted on 20 September 2017.
Impact:  A regional workshop took place with the particpation of farmers and key scientists from universities and governments of the participating countries which discussed various aspects of Peste Des Petits Ruminants, sharing perspectives and gaining valuable information on control of this transboundary animal disease problem. The workshop proposed a list of key issues for addressing this serious problem, including: education of farmers about clinicopathologic signs of disease for immediate reporting (passive surveillance); increasing emphasis on disease reporting (passive surveillance) as opposed to active surveillance (serologic testing); importance of sequencing isolates for variation and lineage testing; and establishment of OIE reference laboratory within or close to MENA region.

Contact:   Contact person: Prof. Nabil Q. Hailat, Professor of Pathology and Public Health
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
PO Box (3030)
Irbid 22110-Jordan
Tel.: +962-2-7201000, x 22016
Fax: +962-2-7095117
Email: hailatn @

Final Report:

    • INT-16-K01-FinalReport.pdf  *  [Language: English; Size: 534KB]

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