ASEAN Foundation paid efforts to prevent and control Avian Influenza
Monday, 19 April 2010 10:13    PDF Print E-mail

ASEAN Foundation paid efforts to prevent and control Avian Influenza

April 16, 2010, Communication Information System for the Control of Avian Influenza – CISCAI Project has implemented its first tabletop exercise at Phu Ninh, Soc Son district, Ha Noi.

Members of field test team, including staff of Department of Animal Health (DAH) and National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) with technology support of NetNam, have tested on applying CISCAI applications in some steps of early warning of outbreak, and information progress.

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CISCAI Team woking with local authority

Results showed that CISCAI systems – based on GIS technology and advanced communication satellites can support enhancing speed of collecting and handling information in outbreak early warning.

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Staff of CISCAI implementing tabletop exercise at Phu Ninh, Soc Son district, Ha Noi

Doctor Jose Edgardo L.Aban, co-ordinator of CISCAI Project coming from Jakarta, said: “First step in testing GIS software and mobile satellite system gave optimistic results. We hope that CISCAI project and this pilot phase will play a significant role in collecting and handling information process. We also hope that this will be the premise for ASEAN Foundation open wide this project to other countries in ASEAN”.

CISCAI Project is sponsored by ASEAN Foundation and Japanese Government. This system contains two main parts which are GIS software and mobile system (mobile VSAT-IP and wireless system with wimax-wifi-wimesh). This pilot project deployed firstly in Viet Nam and Lao with support from NECTEC Thailand. In Viet Nam, implementing units include Department of Animal Health (DAH) and National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) and NetNam Corporation.

More details can be reached at www.ciscai.org or www.netnam.vn .

 

 

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