FAO Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases Operations (ECTAD) regional unit for Eastern Africa was established July 2007 as a decentralised ECTAD unit. Part of the Regional Animal Health Centre (RAHC) and located at the UN Complex in Nairobi, Kenya, the unit facilitates the sharing of information and provision of technical assistance to FAO member countries during animal disease outbreaks.

This website serves as an avenue for sharing information on transboundary animal diseases (TADs) within and without the Eastern Africa region and in effect strengthens the collaborative regional networks.


The most recent articles


Emergency assistance for surveillance of influenza A (H7N9) virus in poultry and other animal populations in low to moderate risk countries in Africa (TCP/RAF/3408 E) Inception workshop 21 – 22 January 2014

Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency TVLA leaflet

Quality Management System implementation at CVDL South Sudan, 6 - 13 April 2013

FAO-ECTAD Train-The-Trainers Workshop on Basics of Field and Laboratory Diagnosis, May 2012

Defining the Status, Roles and Responsibilities of Regional Support Laboratories in Sub-Saharan Africa Addis Ababa, 9th to 11th July 2012

Consultancy Report on The Assessment of Human Resources Capacity in Laboratory Activities for The Control and Prevention of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and other Transboundary Animal Diseases in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda, May 2010

Uganda poultry trade flows and value chain analysis, 2011

A National Compensation Strategy for Control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, June 2010

A National Compensation Strategy and Guidelines for Control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, April 2010

Strategies for the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (including Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) in Eastern Africa

Analysis of the Public Private Sector Roles and Partnerships in Disease Surveillance: A Special Focus on Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Kenya, May 2010

The Poultry Chain and Biosecurity in Kenya


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