USDA animal health team praised for contribution and impact on veterinary services in Georgia (September 19)

USDA animal health team praised for contribution and impact on veterinary services in Georgia. Photo: State Dept
USDA animal health team praised for contribution and impact on veterinary services in Georgia. Photo: State Dept

USDA animal health team praised for contribution and impact on veterinary services in Georgia (September 19)

 

On September 19th the Steering Group which oversees Georgia’s National Animal Health Program 2016-20 (NAHP) held its 32nd meeting in Tbilisi. Dr. Monique Eloit, Director General of the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) participated in the meeting.

The Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA), Colorado State University (CSU), and USDA’s animal health team in Georgia have provided coordination and technical advice to MEPA since 2007.  This assistance has been a part of a project to support the Government of Georgia as it builds capacity in animal health and veterinary services. The USDA NAHP program was initiated to improve animal health and develop the veterinary sector by supporting the production of food from healthy animals which would enable increased trade for Georgia.

Zurab Chekurashvili, Head of National Food Agency, thanked all the participants at the Steering Group for their updates and enhancement of Georgia’s animal health.  He also expressed sincere thanks to CSU and GIPA for the successful contribution over many years and beneficial impact of their activities.