Organisations involved in the Afghanistan Brucellosis/Q Fever Project

Key government organisations are the Afghan National Public Health Institute within the Ministry of Public Health and the General Directorate of Animal Health and Production within the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock.Key collaborating non-government organisations are Health Protection and Research Organisation and Dutch Committee for Afghanistan.

Other groups that play a significant role in the CIP are: the Herat Provincial Veterinary Office, Herat Provincial Public Health Office, Herat Disease Early Warning System (DEWS), Herat Provincial Veterinary Laboratory, Central Veterinary Diagnostic and Research Laboratory (CVDRL), Central Public Health Laboratory, Central Epidemiology Department (CED) and Sanitary Mandate Contract (SMC) of GDAH&P, and Surveillance/DEWS Directorate of ANPHI.


People involved

Project Coordinators

       
Dr Zabiullah Shahab    DEWS Zoonotic disease surveillance officer       Afghan National Public Health Institute (ANPHI)
Dr Abul Hussain   Head of Epidemiology   General Directorate of Animal Health & Production (GDAH&P)
         

Principal Investigators

           
Dr Zarif Akbarian   DEWS Regional Officer   Disease Early Warning System (DEWS) Office, ANPHI
Dr Ghulam Ziay   Head   Central Veterinary Diagnostic & Research Laboratory (CVDRL)
         

Co-Principal Investigators

       
Dr Bashir Noorma   Director General   Afghan National Public Health Institute (ANPHI), Kabul
Dr Islam Saeed   Surveillance Director   Afghan National Public Health Institute (ANPHI), Kabul
         

Co-Investigators (Animal Health)

       
Dr Abdul Fakhri    Regional Director   Dutch Committee for Afghanistan (DCA-VET)
Dr Hamed Shams       Dutch Committee for Afghanistan (DCA-VET)
Dr Wahid Bahr
      Central Veterinary Diagnostic & Research Laboratory (CVDRL)
Dr Waiz Khalil       Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO)
Dr Willy Schauwers   Technical Advisor   Central Veterinary Diagnostic & Research Laboratory (CVDRL)
         

Co-Investigators (Public Health)

       
Dr Farooq Mansoor       Health Protection and Research Organisation (HPRO)
Dr Rohullah Zekria       Health Protection and Research Organisation (HPRO)
         

Project Facilitator

       
Dr Tania Dennison   Project Manager   Animal Health Development Program (AHDP)
         

Project Mentors

       
Dr Ron Jackson   Consultant Epidemiologist   Epicentre, Massey University
Dr Toby Leslie   Technical Director   Health Protection and Research Organisation (HPRO)
         

Project Activity Coordinator

       
Dr Joanna McKenzie   Consultant Epidemiologist   EpiCentre, Massey University