Sun, 20 June 2021
Bahrain has been able to achieve advanced stages to eliminate animals’ foot-and-mouth disease, according to the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Undersecretary for Animal Resources, Dr Khaled Ahmed Hassan.
Dr Khaled revealed that said that it is hoped that the Kingdom will be declared free of the disease in 2023, the first GCC country to control it, with the immunisation system being implemented currently.
The Animal Resources Agency participated in the training course titled ‘Update of Strategic Plans for Foot-and-Mouth Disease’, under the auspices of The Arab Organisation for Agricultural Development (AOAD) and with the participation of some African countries.
During the course, they identified challenges and needs of countries to progress in the PCP-FMD stages, and a plan was developed for countries to make incremental progress in FMD control.
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