In order to improve animal disease control, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has begun evaluating Zambia’s veterinary epidemiology monitoring system.
Zambia’s health systems will be updated, and multi-sectoral cooperation will be improved, thanks to the initiative that will make use of the FAO Surveillance Evaluation Tool.
SUZE PERCY FILLIPINE, the FAO national representative, is optimistic that the effort will benefit the animal health sector and increase food security in the nation.
This was said in a speech delivered on her behalf at the inauguration of the surveillance Evaluation Tool-SET- in Lusaka today by FAO Assistant Country Representative GEOFFREY CHOMBA.
The deputy director of veterinary services for the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, YVONNE GOMA, called for more ways to improve animal health surveillance because it is crucial to preserving both animal welfare and human health.