African Swine Fever (ASF) Cross Border Risk Assessment – South East Asia (OIE/CityU)
African Swine fever virus (ASFV) has been reported for the first time in China in August 2018. Since this introduction in the region, it has spread in the region of East and South East Asia. Consequences for the pig industry in these countries have been dramatic, including an increasing danger to international trade. Moreover, low and medium-income countries in the region do not have the animal health service capacity to control this highly challenging disease. Limited knowledge about the ASFV epidemiology in Asia renders the prevention and control efforts unsustainable. A coordinated regional multidisciplinary effort across government and regional stakeholders is required.
The objective of the study is to review the current knowledge of ASFV in South-East Asian countries plus China, Timor-Leste, and Papua New Guinea, to conduct an entry risk assessment of ASFV cross-border spread for the participant countries and to build capacity in risk assessment for national veterinary services.
City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is involved as a consultant of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to lead and conduct the project from May 2020 to April 2021. The study will be delivered as a combination of conducting risk assessments and capacity building for local stakeholders in national veterinary services.
CityU team is organizing a series of webinars mixing specialist presentations and online group work. The platform Zoom is used to facilitate presentations, document sharing, and group work among all stakeholders.
For the webinar videos, please visit this link.
Session 2: Risk assessment and Geographic Information Systems
Date: 9 October 2020 (Friday)
Group work: QGIS
Session 5: Introduction to Qualitative Risk Assessment
|Presentations:||1) Introduction to Qualitative Risk Assessment;|
|2) Sociological Approach to Animal Value Chain Analysis for Risk Management.|
Dr Jeremy HO
Dr. Younjung KIM
Dr Lisa Nora KOHNLE
Dr Veronica YU
Dr Aaron YANG
Funded by World Organisation for Animal Health