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 30 juillet, 2009

  OIE Sub-Regional Seminar (Southern Africa)

 

in collaboration with :

                                      
Food and Agriculture                       Government of the
Organisation of the United Nations    Republic of South Africa


 

 
 

“ Re-emergence of Rift Valley Fever in Southern Africa :
how can we better predict and respond ? ”

Bloemfontein, South Africa, February 16 - 18th, 2009

final programme and presentations


Monday 16 February 2009

 
 

Session 0 : Opening session


 

08:30 - 09:00 Registration

09:00 - 10:30 Opening ceremony


Opening statement by the OIE Delegate for South Africa

Dr. Michael Botlhe Modisane (DoA ZA)

Opening statement by the OIE Regional Representative for Southern Africa

Dr. Bonaventure Mtei (OIE BW)

Opening statement by the resident representative of FAO for South Africa

Ms. Rosebud Kurwijila (FAO ZA)

Opening statement by the representative of AU-IBAR Southern Africa

Dr. Baboucarr Jaw (IBAR BW)

Opening statement by the representative of the Executive Secretary of SADC

Dr. Pascal Bonnet (SADC BW)
   

Opening statement by the representative of the Hon. Minister of Agriculture of South Africa

Dr. Michael Botlhe Modisane (DoA ZA)
   

Group photograph

 
   
10:00 - 10:30 Break  
   
10:30 - 11:00 Keynote address : Re-emergence of Rift Valley Fever in southern and eastern Africa:
how can we better predict and how can we better respond
? (5 Mb)
Robert (Bob) Swanepoel (NICD)

 


Session 1: Recent history of the disease (worldwide)
11:00 - 11:20 RVF outbreaks and control in West Africa (7 Mb) (French)
Dr Yaya Thiongane (LNERV SN)
11:20 - 11:40 RVF outbreaks and control in North Africa (Somalia)
(part A, 3 Mb) (part B, 4 Mb) (part C, 8 Mb) (part D, 4 Mb)
Dr. Abdirahman Queliye
& Dr. Khalid Sais (DVS SO)
11:40 - 12:00 RVF outbreaks and control in East Africa (1 Mb)
Dr Jeff Mariner (ILRI KY)
12:00 - 12:20 RVF outbreaks and control in the Middle-East (6 Mb)
Dr Shaif Al-Shawafi (DSV/CIRAD YE)
12:20 - 12:40 Discussion
   
12:40 - 13:40 Lunch
   

Session 2 : Epidemiological data from recent outbreaks in eastern and southern Africa
13:40 - 14:00 Surveillance for RVF in eastern Africa with reference to the outbreaks in Kenya and Tanzania (1 Mb)
Dr Jacqueline Lichoti Kasiiti (DVS KY)
14:00 - 14:20 Risk factors for severe Rift Valley Fever infection in Kenya, 2007 (2 Mb)
Dr. Amwayi S.Anyangu (Ministry of Health KY)
14:20 - 14:30 Current status of Rift Valley Fever in Tanzania (4 Mb)
Dr Deusdetit Tinuga (DVS TZ)
14:30 - 14:40 Current status of Rift Valley Fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo (4 Mb)
Dr Léopold Mulumba
(Laboratoire vétérinaire de Kinshasa DC)
14:40 - 15:00 An evaluation of the human : animal impact of RVF outbreaks in the Comoros archipelago and Madagascar :
(human, 1 Mb, English) (animal, part A 6 Mb) (animal, part B 9 Mb) (animal, part C 3 Mb) (French)
Dr. Jean-Marc Reynes (Institut Pasteur MG)
Dr Samuel Peter Fenozara (DVS MG)
15:00 - 15:10 Current status of Rift Valley Fever in Mayotte (2 Mb)
Dr Fabienne Biteau (DVS YT)
15:10 - 15:20 Current status of Rift Valley Fever in the Comoros (3 Mb, French)
Dr Abdurahim Faharoudine (DVS KM)

15:20 - 15:30 Current status of Rift Valley Fever in Swaziland (500 Kb)

Dr Roland X. Dlamini (DVS SZ)
15:30 - 15:50 An evaluation of the RVF outbreaks in Southern Africa (part A, 2 Mb) (part B, 7 Mb)
Dr. Ms. Grietjie De Klerk (DVS ZA)
 
15:50 - 16:20 Break
 
16:20 - 16:40 The use and application of epidemiological clusters in surveillance and control (4 Mb)
Dr Ms Véronique Chevalier (CIRAD FR)
16:40 - 17:00 The impact of wildlife in the epidemiology of RVF (4 Mb)
Dr Ms Véronique Chevalier &
Alexandre (Alex) Caron (CIRAD FR)
 

17:00 - 17:30 Discussion

 
 

Tuesday 17 February 2009


 

Session 2 : Epidemiological data from recent outbreaks in eastern and southern Africa : continued


 
  08:30 - 09:00 Global warming – the impact and predictive value on RVF prevention and control (part A, 4 Mb) (part B, 3 Mb)
Dr Stéphane de la Rocque (FAO IT)
 
  09:00 - 09:30 The application of remote sensing and early warning systems for RVF surveillance and control (part A, 5 Mb) (part B, 5 Mb)
Dr Asaph (Assaf) Amyamba
(Univ. Maryland/NASA US)
 
  09:30 - 09:50 Second generation sequencing – a powerful new tool
for exploring arbovirus epidemiology.
(2 Mb)
Dr Steve Kemp (ILRI KY)
 
       
 

Session 3 : Diagnosis of Rift Valley Fever


 
 

09:50 - 10:10 The pathogenesis, clinical diagnosis and differential diagnosis in animals (Part A, 3 Mb) (Part B, 4 Mb)

Dr Björn Reininghaus (PVS MP ZA)
 
   
  10:10 - 10:40 Laboratory diagnosis : sampling, serology, virus-isolation and constraints (3 Mb)
Dr Ms.Catherine Cêtre - Sossah (CIRAD FR)
 
   
  10:40 - 11:00 Field diagnosis : rapid tests - new developments (1 Mb)
Dr Ms.G. H. (Truuske) Gerdes (OVI ZA)
 
  11:00 - 11:30 Break
 
   
 
Session 4 : Vaccination for Rift Valley Fever
 
  11:30 - 11:50 Current vaccines available for RVF (1 Mb)
Dr Jacob Modumo (OBP ZA)
 
  11:50 - 12:10 New vaccines and vaccine development (1 Mb)
Dr Baptiste (Baty) Dungu (GALVmed UK)
 
  12:10 - 12:30 New avenues for vaccine development (5 Mb)
Dr David Wallace (OVI ZA)
 
  12:30 - 13:00 Discussion    
       
  13:00 - 14:00 Lunch    
       
 
Session 5 : Control of Rift Valley Fever
 
  14:00 - 14:20 OIE standards for RVF control, vaccines and diagnosis (700 Kb)
Dr Ms Lea Knopf (OIE FR)
 
  14:20 - 14:40 FAO Guidelines on emergency preparedness for RVF and alternative strategies for the
development and application of national disease control programmes (part A, 4 Mb) (part B, 6 Mb) French/English.
Dr Stéphane de la Rocque (FAO IT)
 
  15:00 - 15:20 Regional strategies. The example in the Indian Ocean (2 Mb)
Dr Matthieu Roger (CIRAD RN)
 
  15:20 - 15:40 Responding to potential outbreaks and risk-based decision making (700 Kb)
Dr Jeff Mariner (ILRI KY)
 
       
  15:40 - 16:10 Break    
       
  16:10 - 16:30 OIE standards with respect to RVF and trade (the Code) 600 Kb
Dr Ms Lea Knopf (OIE FR)
 
  16:30 - 16:50 RVF related trade issues in the Middle-east (1 Mb)
Dr Ghazi Yehia (OIE LB)
 
  16:50 - 17:20 Discussion    
       
 

Wednesday 18 February 2009


 
  Session 6 : The way forward (and closing session)
 
  09:00 - 19:20 Future research needs for RVF control – vaccines, vector monitoring and diagnostics (700 Kb)
Dr James O. Mecham (USDA US)
 
  09:20 - 09:40 Recommendations from the Dakar (2004), Sharja (2004) and Cairo (2007) meetings (2 Mb)
Dr Bonaventure Mtei (OIE BW)
 
  09:40 - 10:00 Recommendations from the RVF symposium in Cairo (January 2009) (part A, 7 Mb) (part B, 6 Mb) (part C, 7 Mb)
Dr William (Bill) Wilson (USDA US)
 
       
  10:20 - 10:40 Developing a Regional strategy for RVF control in SADC : opportunities and constraints (2 Mb)
Dr Ms. Susanne Münstermann (FAO BW)
 
       
       
  11:10 - 11:40 Break    
       
  11:40 - 12:10 Presentation and adoption of recommendations    
  12:10 - 12:30 Closing ceremony    
  12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and departure of participants    
       
 

 

 
 

Country abreviations :

BW : Botswana
CM : Cameroon
DC : Dem Rep Congo
CH : Switzerland
FR : France
IT : Italy
KM : Comoros
KY : Kenya
LB : Lebanon
MG : Madagascar
SD : Sudan
SN : Senegal
SO : Somalia
SZ : Swaziland
TZ : Tanzania
UK : United Kingdom
US : United States
YE : Yemen
YT : Mayotte
ZA : South Africa


 

 

 



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