Project research teams have carried out a large number of research projects and studies in countries of the Mekong region relating to various aspects of HPAI and HPAI control. The intention to this workshop was to bring together all researchers that have participated in the project or related activities to review and synthesize the findings and assess their policy implications.
The meeting report does not follow the order in which presentations were made but attempts to group these into related thematic clusters. The report starts by presenting an overview of the structure of the poultry industries in the study countries, namely Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. The following section deals with domestic value chains, poultry movements and their implications for disease spread and control. Section four reviews the temporal and spatial spread of HPAI H5N1 in the Greater Mekong Subregion, followed by a section that reports on the various risk assessments that have been carried out by the study teams. Section six reviews intervention measures to control and prevent HPAI H5N1 and their real and predicted impact on disease incidence in Thailand and Viet Nam. Section seven considers how HPAI control might be financed both from a local as well as from a global perspective. Finally, section eight draws some conclusions and policy implications, drawing on workshop presentations but also other research conducted under the auspices of the DFID-funded project.
Linked to this output record is the 51-page report, plus the meeting agenda and participant list.