He said officers have been stationed inthe border townships of Vanimo, Daru, Kiunga andthe major ports in Lae, Wewak, Alotau and Port Moresby to quarantine animals and people.
The teams from NAQIA’s Kilakila lab and headquarters are currently undergoing a three day Food Animal Beosecurity Network Surveillance workshop.
Participants include animal health specialists froPNG, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu.
Facilitators are from Australia’s James Cook University.
This program plans to get all countries fromthe Pacific region to work togther to foster a partnership inthe Food Animal Beosecurity Network Surveillance.
Such programs aim to enhancethe capacity and skills of our animal specialists to attend to outbreaks such asthe avian influenza amongst ther plantoanimal and human diseases.
Exchange programs will also be put in place to fosterthe skills and knowledge inthe animal and biosecurity fields.