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Development cooperation, 7/17/2014

Biosafety and biosecurity/prevention of spread of infectious diseases

Description

Biosafety and biosecurity related projects aim at building capacity in developing countries to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. This project aims at preventing unintentional and intentional spread of infections diseases by supporting biosecurity projects in the developing countries. The existence and outbreaks of diseases that are dangerous to life place great strains to the national healthcare systems. Efforts to identify microbes that cause infectious diseases are vital to any nation’s public health system. The Finnish Centre for Biothreat Preparedness (BUOS)/Centre for Military Medicine will administer and implement biosecurity project that will strengthen the know-how of making diagnosis of infectious diseases in Tanzania. The goal of the programme is to train Tanzanians of this knowhow but also to operate related equipment which enables rapid diagnosis of infections diseases. Local expertise, detection abilities and developing of biosecurity know-how reduces potential biothreat. The project strengthens capacity in Tanzania but also builds global security. The main collaborator is the Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency which is part of the public health sector. This project is a 5-year project and totals 830 000 Euros.

Funding decision 7/17/2014

830 000 €

Target country

Tanzania

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

Participatory development/Good governance
Climate change - adaptation
Gender equality

Field of activity

Health policy and administrative management 50%
Infectious disease control 50%

Type of aid

Project-type interventions

Special target group

women

Funding channel

Suomen julkinen sektori

Contact

pol-20

Code for the object of funding

89891851

ID

UHA2014-013106

Created date

5/21/2014

Modified

8/27/2014

Case state

Decision-making
Financing decision
Decision

Case status

Pending

This document

Updated 8/30/2016

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