A team from AU-IBAR, comprising Dr. Nick Nwankpa, Acting Director, AU-IBAR; Prof. James Wabacha, Animal Health Specialist, and Dr. Hiver Boussini, Animal Health Officer, are in Chad from 27-29 July 2021 for the tripartite meeting for the operationalization of the Regional Animal Health Centre for Central Africa (RAHC-CA) in N'Djamena.
Led by Dr. Nick Nkwankpa, the delegation paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry of Livestock and Animal Production (MEPA), where they were welcomed by the Minister of Livestock and Animal Production, Dr. Abderahim Awat Atteib, on Tuesday, 27 July 2021, at his office.
The delegation briefed the minister on the objective of their mission, which is to contact the main actors to implement the activities of the Regional Animal Health Centre for Central Africa and discuss the roadmap and the action plan for its effective implementation.
Welcoming the delegation and wishing them success in their work with the participation of technicians from his Department, Minister Abderahim Awat Atteib expressed his support to the delegation. He further discussed significant actions related to animal health actions and the Development of Livestock in general.
The Regional Animal Health Centres are promoting Result 7, dealing with Coordination, Partnership, and Networking of the Five-year Animal Health Strategy for Africa. The Animal Health Strategy for Africa contributes towards improved animal health, public health, environmental health, food and nutrition security, improved livelihoods, protection of the sustainable economic growth of Africa.