Disease Surveillance Systems in Animal Health: A Six-Part Blog Series
Since 2016, the Food Safety Network (FSN), a partnership between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USAID, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has provided developing countries with the tools and training to reach international standards for agricultural trade. This sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) regulatory capacity building supports the U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy’s goals of improving food security, reducing poverty and reducing malnutrition.
The FAS joined with Texas A&M University, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), FDA, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) and USAID to develop a suite of online training courses. This past March, FSN launched its 15th distance learning module with the goal of teaching how to apply science-based risk analysis concepts to analyze food safety challenges, as well as meet SPS Agreement obligations.
FSN is releasing an six-part blog series on different technical topics from the Animal Health Distance Learning Module. Below are the topics:
- Disease Surveillance Systems in Animal Health.
- International Trade and Animal Health Blog.
- The Importance of Import Risk Analysis in Protecting Animal Health.
- Risk Management in Animal Health.
- Risk Communication in Animal Health.
- Emergency Preparedness and Response in Animal Health.
Want to learn more about the concept of animal health? Check out our free, self-paced, online Animal Health Learning Module, which explores the evolution of the U.S. surveillance process, the value of a modern surveillance system and emergency response process, international trade and animal health, import risk analysis, risk management and risk communication, emergency preparedness and response, and concludes with a case study that allows learners to walk through a fictional country’s response to an African Swine Fever outbreak. Visit http://www.spscourses.com today to sign up for a free account and access this module and so much more!
SPS Online Module Info Sheet
SPS Online Module Account Creation
Disease Surveillance Systems in Animal Health
International Trade and Animal Health
The Importance of Import Risk Analysis in Protecting Animal Health
Risk Management in Animal Health
Risk Communication to Safeguard Animal Health
Emergency Preparedness and Response in Animal Health