Laos: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Technical Advice

In March 2005, FAO requested Dr Robyn Alders to work as a short term technical adviser to assist in the decentralized team of the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) in Lao PDR.

She provided the FAO representative with technical expertise and guidance on animal health and Avian Influenza issues, including collaborating on the review and preparation of technical reports, project concept notes, proposals, briefing documents and related information on Avian Influenza. She also ensured general supervision and coordination of project activities and facilitated and participated in national technical meetings, workshops and training sessions on Avian Influenza with government groups, the donor community and multilateral agencies.

The report suggested improvements to information, education and communication material relating to the prevention and control of Avian Influenza, to facilitate the development of the most effective program to control Avian Influenza in Laos PDR.