National Animal Health Diagnostic and Investigation Center (NAHDIC) hosted Training on Diagnostic Laboratory Techniques for Regional Veterinary Laboratories. The training was financed by Ministry of Livestock & Fisheries, and Regional pastoral livelihoods resilience project (RPLRP).

Participants on opening speech made by the Center Director,Dr.Mesfin Sahle

According to Wondmagegnehu Shibru, RPLRP project Livestock Specialist, the objective of the RPLRP project is to enhance livelihood resilience of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities. Laboratories are an important support for disease control programmes and export animal testing.

To support the implementation of the RPLRP project and to help the efficiency of diagnosis for livestock diseases in pastoral areas, there is need to update the knowledge and skills of laboratory technicians in the regional laboratories work in the project areas.

Most of the training courses are targeted on modern laboratory techniques of Parasitology, Bacteriology, Serology and quality management system /Epidemiology) organized by NAHDIC based on the training requirement from the Regional laboratories.

Training involves lectures, practical and field visits. However, trainees from six neighboring Regional laboratories were also included; the training was mainly meant for five regional veterinary laboratories within the project areas such as Semera, Jikjika, Yabelo, Jinka, and Mizan.

The main objective is to develop and enhance the diagnostic capacity of regional laboratories for controlling transboundary animal diseases that can
be used to improve livestock production, food security and pastoralist’s livelihood.

Group Photo,Infront of Microbiology laboratory