Victory University offers training to 10 AMVTL members on the epidemiology of Animal Infectious diseases

Victory University offers training to 10 AMVTL members on the epidemiology of Animal Infectious diseases

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DILI, 14 march 2023 (TATOLI)- Australia trained 10 veterinarians from the Timor-Leste Veterinary Association (AMVTL), the training focused on animal disease intervention to prevent the spread of animal diseases to the other animal and also to the communities in Timor-Leste.

The President of AMVTL, Antonio Do Carmo said 10 AMVTL members attended one-month training in Epidemiology focused on the diagnostic processes to identify the virus or baktéria caused for animal disease.

“The 10 AMVTL members attended the training program in one month in march, the last year 2022, they are training to focus on epidemiology programs and animal infectious disease spreading prevention and also have assignments on how to identify the existence of the disease.,” The president of AMVTL, Antonio Do Carmo told journalists at Hotel Timor, this monday.

The training is also sometimes carried out online through the zoom platform providing the last assignments before the graduation period.

A member of AMVTL, Natalino Do Carmo Goavia said to identify the disease that exists in animals, they carried out tests during the laboratory diagnostic programs.

Carmo said the 10 AMVTL member veterinarians are working at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAP), and Australian Victoria University.

“We are working together with the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries to travel directly to the fields to carry out the training. We carried out testing on African Swan Fever (ASF) and Newcastle fever diseases in Timor-Leste, diseases can be spreading to other animals and human beings and currently there is no medicine or vaccination for the prevention of these diseases, therefore We do our best to gain more knowledge on this training,” Mr. Goavia said

According to Goavia, 70% of human diseases are contracted from animal diseases, so the presence of a veterinarian can prevent the spread if there is a community collaboration with veterinarians.

“We ask the public to cooperate with us, by conveying information about animal health, so they can make the prevention as soon as they can,” he said.

This training program was supported by Australia Victoria University.

AMVTL is established in the last three 2018 with 14 members and the number has increased so far to 24 from 14 members.

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Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia B.


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