|The World Bank|
|Poultry and Eggs|
|The development objective of the Avian and Human
Influenza Control and Prevention Project is to minimize the threat posed to
humans and poultry in Egypt by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
infection and other zoonoses in domestic poultry and to prepare for, control
and respond to an avian influenza pandemic and other infectious diseases
emerging in humans.
The changes will reallocate the savings from the cancelled USD 2,100,000 procurement of Avian Influenza vaccines to provide laboratory equipments for a Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) laboratory facility at the ministry of agriculture.
Savings from cancelled procurement of vaccination equipment and from other completed contracts add up to additional savings of about USD 1,100,000. It is that the additional savings will be used to procure motorcycles and information technology equipment (laptop computers, internet connection, faxes) for the benefit of local veterinary clinics to enhance their capacity for disease management, surveillance, and reporting.
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