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UPDATED: 15:16, June 24, 2006
ECOWAS ministers agree on action plans to curb bird flu
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Ministers for Agriculture, Health, Livestock and Integration of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Friday agreed on a seven-point action plan to curb bird flu in West Africa.

The ministers also agreed that African Development Bank (ADB) should speed up the establishment of the sub-regional emergency fund on Avian influenza.

According to the agreement, each country should set up a unit that would play the role of focal point for the mechanism and would be liaising with the technical secretariat of the mechanism.

According to ECOWAS Acting Deputy Executive Secretary Adesola Afolabi, the adoption of the action plan was within the framework of the ECOWAS agriculture policy signed by regional leaders at their meeting in Accra, Ghana.

He said the action plan defined the roles of the various stakeholders under the coordination of ECOWAS and the funding of the action plans and other modalities would be presented to the ECOWAS budget session in December after the ratification by the ECOWAS Heads of State.

The meeting was attended by ministers of agriculture, livestock, public health and integration in Africa from 14 ECOWAS states, and representatives from the African Development Bank and other donor agencies.

Source: Xinhua

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