Field Epidemiology Training Programme for Veterinarian for SAARC nations

15th May 2017, Bangaluru

A nine-day training programme (15-23rd May 2017) on “Field Epidemiology Training Programme for veterinarian” for the participants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Srilanka was inagurated at ICAR - National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru  today. The training programme was conducted under the aegis of SAARC Agriculture Center (SAC), Dhaka and FAO Regional Support Unit for SAARC, Kathmandu.

Field Epidemiology Training Programme for Veterinarian for SAARC nations Field Epidemiology Training Programme for Veterinarian for SAARC nations

Dr. J. K. Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries and Animal Sciences), ICAR in his inaugural speech stressed the need for capacity building in epidemiology in Asia, particularly in the South Asia. He emphasized that the epidemiology trainings such as FETPV will help in improved disease reporting, which ultimately can be used for better management of livestock health.

 Dr. H. Rahman, ILRI Regional Representative for South Asia, Guest of Honour,  highlighted the role of ICAR in supporting the SAC sponsored training programmes in  India and the role of NIVEDI in past for capacity building programmes on epidemiology. He also stressed the need for having such FETPV programmes for veterinarians within the SAARC region.

Dr. Parimal Roy, Director, ICAR-NIVEDI urged the participants to adapt the knowledge gained during the training programme in disease investigations and epidemiological studies.

(Source: ICAR - National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, Bengaluru)