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Nigeria - Avian Influenza Control and Human Pandemic Preparedness and Response Project : restructuring (Vol. 2) : Data sheet (English)

The overall objectives of the Avian Influenza Control and Human Pandemic Preparedness and Response Project (AICP) for Nigeria is to minimize the threat posed to the poultry industry and humans by the Avian Influenza Strain (H5N1) virus and other zoo noses; and prepare control and response plan to potential influenza pandemics and other infectious disease emergencies in humans. The extension is necessary to complete the upgrading of the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) laboratory, Vom (a reference for Central and West Africa) to a biosafety laboratory level 3; completion of five veterinary teaching hospitals laboratories to biosafety laboratory Level 2 status; and completion of the development of seventeen model and biosecured Live Bird Markets (LBMs) in sixteen states for the purpose of institutionalizing biosecurity in the poultry markets across Nigeria. This will be the second extension of the project. The closing date of the project will be extended from December 30, 2010 to May 31, 2011.

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Nigeria - Avian Influenza Control and Human Pandemic Preparedness and Response Project : restructuring (Vol. 2) : Data sheet (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/273751468292475141/Data-sheet