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Performance indicators for rinderpest surveillance

Abstract

In 1986, the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture initiated a programme of assistance to FAO and IAEA Member States for the development of effective, quality assured veterinary laboratory diagnostic services. This programme introduced the use of standardized and internationally validated ELISA-based systems for the diagnosis and surveillance of the major transboundary diseases that affect livestock. This approach has proved of immense value in the monitoring of national, regional and global animal disease control and eradication programmes. One such programme focuses on the global elimination of rinderpest. Co-ordinated by FAO through the Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme (GREP) the joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture has developed critical diagnostic and epidemiological tools to assist this effort. As the final stages of the global eradication of rinderpest are reached, it is fitting that the Joint Division should again take the lead in providing guidance to Member States on how best to meet the criteria for quality assurance of national disease surveillance programmes - a prerequisite for international acceptance of freedom from a particular disease. This publication is intended to provide countries involved in rinderpest eradication with a detailed protocol for using performance indicators in  More>>
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 2001
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-1261
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 5 refs, 3 figs, 6 tabs; PBD: Dec 2001
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; AFRICA; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY; ISOTOPE APPLICATIONS; MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE; PERFORMANCE; VETERINARY MEDICINE; VIRAL DISEASES; WILD ANIMALS
OSTI ID:
20224757
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 1011-4289; TRN: XA0200257003371
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
89 pages
Announcement Date:
Jan 31, 2002

Citation Formats

None. Performance indicators for rinderpest surveillance. IAEA: N. p., 2001. Web.
None. Performance indicators for rinderpest surveillance. IAEA.
None. 2001. "Performance indicators for rinderpest surveillance." IAEA.
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title = {Performance indicators for rinderpest surveillance}
author = {None}
abstractNote = {In 1986, the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture initiated a programme of assistance to FAO and IAEA Member States for the development of effective, quality assured veterinary laboratory diagnostic services. This programme introduced the use of standardized and internationally validated ELISA-based systems for the diagnosis and surveillance of the major transboundary diseases that affect livestock. This approach has proved of immense value in the monitoring of national, regional and global animal disease control and eradication programmes. One such programme focuses on the global elimination of rinderpest. Co-ordinated by FAO through the Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme (GREP) the joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture has developed critical diagnostic and epidemiological tools to assist this effort. As the final stages of the global eradication of rinderpest are reached, it is fitting that the Joint Division should again take the lead in providing guidance to Member States on how best to meet the criteria for quality assurance of national disease surveillance programmes - a prerequisite for international acceptance of freedom from a particular disease. This publication is intended to provide countries involved in rinderpest eradication with a detailed protocol for using performance indicators in evaluating their disease surveillance system and making, where necessary, adjustments to meet the criteria for acceptance specified in the OIE Rinderpest Pathway - a pathway that leads to international recognition of freedom from rinderpest. An initial publication (IAEA-TECDOC-1161) described guidelines for the use of performance indicators in rinderpest surveillance programmes. This publication now describes in detail the protocols and the linked indicators which have been developed and field validated through a series of FAO/IAEA meetings and through IAEA expert assignments to countries in Africa.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2001}
month = {Dec}
}