The EBO-SURSY Project, led by the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), works closely with 10 countries in West and Central Africa. Using a One Health approach, it aims to help strengthen national and regional early detection systems for zoonotic wildlife diseases. Through the better detection, identification and preparedness for future outbreaks of diseases like Ebola, Marburg, Rift Valley Fever, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, and Lassa fever, we hope to build a healthier world for animals and humans alike.
The project is currently present in the following countries:
• Central African Republic
• Côte d’Ivoire
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Republic of the Congo
• Sierra Leone
The EBO-SURSY Project is made possible by a close, collaborative relationship with countries, and its consortium partners: Le Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and Institut Pasteur.
WOAH’s partners bring decades of scientific expertise in the prevention and control of zoonoses to the project. Furthermore, they have longstanding relationships with local stakeholders in the project countries, with access to local, regional and global scientific networks. All three are notable for their laboratory capacities and first-hand knowledge of the impact of infectious diseases on animal, public, and ecosystem health.
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