Navigation Links
West African Ministers Formulate Plan To Combat Bird Flu

West African ministers have formulated a plan to combat the spread of avian influenza through that part of the continent. //The plan was agreed to during the one-day meeting of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) of ministers in charge of agriculture, health, livestock, environment and integration.

. A statement issued at the end of the meeting said that the ministers "examined and adopted the plan for a decision to create a sub-regional mechanism for coordinating the prevention and control of bird flu, for a sub-regional emergency intervention fund and a sub-regional strategic plan."

"The avian influenza pandemic is now the talk of the media. We are seeing this collective attention to the disease because with everyday that passes, it gains more ground and no country is safe from the disease," ECOWAS official Monisoye Afolabi said.

Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo sent in a speech that was read by his agriculture minister. He said in the speech that the nations must put in an united response to fight bird flu that had already hit Nigeria, Niger, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Cameroon in west Africa, Egypt in the north and Djibouti in the east.

"Considering the serious international danger on sub-regional economy where the agricultural sector remains the mainstay and a major employer of labour, the recent outbreak of avian flu in some states had deleterious effects on human livelihood and our community's food security," he said. "More frightening is the possibility of a human pandemic which may arise if proper controls and containment of the disease in the birds fail."

Nigeria was the first country in Africa to report the presence of bird flu in January 2006. Around 450,000 birds have either died or have been culled as a result of this outbreak.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Cipla holds talks with mining giant to supply AIDS drugs for South African workers
2. African HIV strains more resistant to anti HIV drugs
3. Hypertension Drug of Choice for African Americans
4. African Conference to Combat AIDS
5. Home Based HIV counseling in African Countries
6. Aspirin, Not Used By African Americans And Diabetics To Prevent Heat Problems
7. African American smokers are more prone to developing Lung cancer
8. The AIDS Pandemic May Orphan 18 Million African Children By 2010
9. African American Children More Pone to Develop Diabetes
10. African-American Women Need To Seek Advice On depression
11. Advance Funeral For AIDS-infected South African
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... More than a third of American adults are considered ... surgery has received increased attention in recent years, as an article published ... weight loss, most people are familiar with the basic requirements of maintaining a healthy ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... ... With over 60 percent of acute stroke survivors being left unable to ... in the rehabilitation process has steadily increased. Ekso Bionics had been working to help ... stroke. , Ekso Bionics has now received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Aimed ... by inspiring human interest stories, courtesy of leaders in the nursing and health ... the industry, from leading advocates and associations—namely Jones & Bartlett Learning. , Jones ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... There are many ways to cook a hot dog, but new research commissioned ... dogs straight off the grill. Of the 90 percent of Americans who say they ... hot dog, far outpacing other cooking methods such as steaming (12 percent), microwaving (9 ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... Connor Sports, ... basketball as a partner for the Tamika Catchings Legacy Tour that will ... industry leader in hardwood basketball surfaces in all forms and levels of the game, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... MedDay, a biotechnology company focused on the treatment ... "High doses of biotin in progressive multiple sclerosis: extension phase ... Ayman Tourbah , Principal Investigator of the Phase 3 ... Neurology (EAN) in Copenhagen, Denmark . The ... on Sunday, 29 May 2016 from 14:45 to 16:15 CEST ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... --   , ... Endpunkte und demonstriert Ebenbürtigkeit bei der Gesamtreinigung des ... guter , Reinigung des ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130829/633895-a ) , ... der MORA-Studie der Phase III für NER1006 (1 ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN ... an update on its ongoing OVATION study, a ... the Company,s DNA-based immunotherapy, with the standard of ... advanced ovarian cancer who will undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy ... IL-12 DNA plasmid vector formulated as a nanoparticle ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: