DATA ANALYSIS (AMR & AMC/U) WORKSHOP: 26 TH TO 30 TH DECEMBER 2022, GELEPHU, SARPANG.

A five-day workshop on data analysis is underway in Gelephu, Sarpang from 26 – 30 December 2022. The training is being conducted by National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH) in collaboration with the Fleming Fund, Project Management, Ministry of Health. Resource persons for the training are from, DoL, NFTL, BAFRA, MOAF and JDWNRH, MoH.

Under the detailed technical implementation plan (DTiP) of the Fleming Fund Country Grant Project (FFCG), data analysis training of key officials from animal health (DoL) and food safety (BAFRA) sectors and producing quality reports were identified as one of the important activities. The data analysis is specifically focused on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial consumption/utilization (AMC/U) in these two sectors. During the workshop, various data collected during the three years of Fleming Fund country grant viz:  AMR surveillance in healthy chicken, AMR surveillance in frozen chicken, veterinary antimicrobial consumption, KAP survey of poultry farmers, guideline appraisal survey and others will be analysed and preliminary reports generated. These AMR-related reports will be the first of their kind within the animal health and food safety domains in Bhutan. These reports can in turn be used to guide policy decisions which are aimed at AMR mitigation in the country and also serve as baseline references for similar studies in the future.

The workshop is being attended by about 18 officials from:

  • Department of Livestock: National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang; Regional Livestock Development Centres (RLDC); National Veterinary Hospital (NVH), Motithang; Dzongkhag Veterinary Hospitals (DVH), Paro and Trashi Yangtse.
  • BAFRA: National Food Testing Laboratory, Yusipang; Plant and Animal Quarantine Services, Samdrup Jongkhar.

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