Prompt and appropriate responses are essential to effectively control transboundary animal diseases (TADs) and prevent their further spread, which can cause serious socio-economic consequences. Planning outbreak investigation and control activities ensure that a country is prepared to respond when disease outbreaks occur and there are sufficient resources and capacities to conduct the response activities in the face of an outbreak.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) organised a virtual Training of Trainers (ToT) programme to build capacities in outbreak investigation and response management in partnership with Epicentre, Massey University, New Zealand, and Animal Health Works.
The ToT is a self-paced virtual training programme organised using a Massey University online streaming platform. The duration of the training was 5 weeks, from 31 May to 8 July 2021.
Opening session 31 May 2021
TOT Context (Dr Ashish Sutar)
Introduction to the ToT, facilitators, learning objectives and structure (Dr Cord Heuer)
Introduction to Week-1 of the ToT (Dr Chris Bartels)
Module 1: Adult training.
Module 2: Biosecurity and sample submission.
Module 3: Epidemiological investigation.
Module 4: Outbreak Response and Communication.
Week 5: Country task.
Closing session 8 July 2021