ADB is providing resources to counter the immediate threat posed by avian influenza to Asia and the Pacific. The project will help control and reduce the spread of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus among poultry and increase preparedness for a potential human influenza pandemic. It supports interagency collaboration, regional sharing of information, and strengthening regional networks.
|Project Name||Prevention and Control of Avian Influenza in Asia and the Pacific.|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Regional integration
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Livestock
Health - Disease control of communicable disease - Health sector development and reform
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||This RETA is part of a $38 million Regional Project, Prevention and Control of Avian Influenza in Asia and the Pacific approved by the ADB Board on 13 March 2006. A comprehensive description of the regional project can be found at http: www.adb.org Documents ADBBO RETA 39662022.ASP The Project aims to make significant contribution to reducing the prevalence of avian influenza among poultry and reducing the vulnerability of human population to influenza. This will be achieved through preventing the infection at source by supporting systems and incentives for early reporting of avian influenza outbreaks and rapid containment. The Project will also support regional activities to improve the reporting and management of human influenza cases through regional interagency collaboration, regional cooperation in sharing information and upgraded national capacity.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Avian Influenza, influenza pandemic, and other emerging communicable diseases pose immediate challenges to the region and require immediate action. Action however must be coordinated: avian influenza and other (human and animal) communicable diseases do not respect borders and thus require collaboration among neigboring countries to prevent and control the spread of the disease. Fighting avian influenza and other communicable diseases requires actions at several levels: at the country level (national and local governments), and at the regional and global levels, to support multi country initiatives and collaboration. Fighting avian influenza requires a multisector approach, and includes efforts (i) to control avian influenza in the bird population poultry (ii) to prevent the avian H5N1 virus from mutating into a human transmissible human virus that may cause a pandemic influenza and (iii) efforts to delay (to increase preparedness), mitigate and recover from an influenza pandemic.|
|Impact||Reduced social and economic disruption caused by avian and human influenza outbreaks in Asia and the Pacific region|
|Description of Outcome||Containing infection at source from H5N1 avian influenza and Enhanced preparedness for a potential human influenza pandemic in A&P region|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Regional capacity building through strengthened national capacities for containing and preventing avian influenza outbreaks through support from ASEAN and FAO and prepare for a potential human influenza pandemic with support from WHO
2. Regional coordination through improved coordination between affected countries and technical agencies for regular exchange of epidemiological information, laboratory specimens, and supplies; rapid regional field response and containment capacity; and enhanced risk communication efforts in all countries
3. Avian influenza response facility through a flexible and fast-disbursing mechanism in place to address the needs of an evolving and uncertain avian influenza epidemic, particularly to support regional
stockpiles of drugs and equipment, national efforts for containing avian influenza outbreaks, and national
response to potential pandemic
4. Project administration where ADB develops capacity to administer an investment project with a number of different implementing agencies
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||The project will benefit all DMCs in Asia and the Pacific Region.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Consulting Services will be financed under this project in support of (i) the Avian Influenza (AI) Secretariat in ADB and (ii) the implementing partner agencies (ASEAN, FAO and WHO). For the AI Secretariat five individual consultants will be recruited (i) regional coordinator 24 months (ii) project administrator specialist 24 months (iii) training capacity building specialist 6 months (iv) livestock specialist 6 months and (v) legal adviser 3 months. Consulting services in support of the implementing partner agencies will be advertized on their respective websites (ASEAN, FAO and WHO).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Moser, Patricia A.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDSC-TRA|
Asian Development Bank
Ms. Liza Tabora
ADB, 6 ADB avenue, Mandaluyong, Metro-Manila, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||14 Oct 2005|
|Fact Finding||16 Mar 2006 to 30 Mar 2006|
|MRM||31 May 2006|
|Approval||14 Mar 2006|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||13 Mar 2006|
|Last PDS Update||30 Oct 2009|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|14 Mar 2006||-||14 Mar 2006||28 Feb 2009||31 Aug 2010||31 Jul 2012|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||25.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||25.00||14 Mar 2006||24.39||0.00||98%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||14 Mar 2006||24.39||0.00||98%|
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|Regional: Prevention and Control of Avian Influenza in Asia and the Pacific||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Jan 2015|
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