Workshop of Competency Epidemiology Indonesia Optimization of Risk-Based Surveillance For National Animal Health System Strengthening
Saturday, 5 April 2014
Emersia Hotel – Bandar Lampung , 1 – 5 April 2014
Risk based surveillance emerged as a new approach several years ago at ISVEE conference in Cairns in 2006. The concept was further developed and application in a variety of surveillance topics were established. Despite a clear definition from the OIE to be included in the Code, this concept has been accepted internationally. Risk-based surveillance is a surveillance program in which exposure and risk assessment information are considered in conventional designs to ensure proper and effective data collection. Risk-based surveillance is valuable for early warning of disease outbreaks and is a more efficient and cheaper method to identify cases based on where disease is most likely to occur.
To obtain detailed information on risk-based surveillance systems, a workshop on “Risk-Based Surveillance for Strengthening the National Animal Health System” was held on April 1-5, 2014 at Emersia Hotel in Bandar Lampung. Center for Indonesian Veterinary Analytical Studies (CIVAS) participated in the workshop as a participant, Drh. Erianto Nugroho, and speaker, Drh. Tri Satya Putri Naipospos, MPhill., PhD. The workshop was held to build the capacity of veterinarians from the Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Indonesian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology (AEVI), a Non-Territorial Organization (ONT) under the Indonesian Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA).
The workshop focused on principles of risk-based surveillance, design of risk-based surveillance for early detection of disease and proof of disease freedom, and risk analysis of possible disease re-introduction to free regions. Participants are expected to directly apply risk-based surveillance for preparedness of animal disease introduction to their respective regions.
The workshop was opened by Ir. Syukur Iwantoro, MS, MBA, Director General of Livestock and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture. Speakers were Prof. Drh. Setyawan Budiharta, MPH, PhD – Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH-UGM) and AEVI Chairman, Drh. Tri Satya Putri Naipospos, Mphil. PhD – Chair of CIVAS Directive Board of CIVAS and Chair of the Expert Committee on Animal Health and Veterinary Public Health, General Directorate of Livestock and Animal Health, Dr. Lucas Schoonman, DVM, Ph.D and Uta Hesterberg, BVSc, MSc, MRCVS from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and Dr. John Weaver from the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD).
The workshop was attended by 40 participants from Disease Investigation Centers (BBVet and BVet), Indonesian Research Center for Veterinary Science (BBalitvet), National Veterinary Drug Assay Laboratory (BPMSOH), Center for Quality Test and Animal Products Certification (BPMSPH), and Center of Excellence Livestock Breeding and Forage (BPTUHPT) of the Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health, Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture. In addition, there were also participants from the work region of Disease Investigation Center Lampung, i.e. the Provincial Livestock and Animal Health Service Office; Muaraenium Animal Health Center – South Sumatera; Curup Animal Health Center – Bengkulu; Way Kanan Animal Health Center – Lampung; Natar Animal Health Center – Lampung; Metro Animal Health Center – Lampung; Bandar Lampung Animal Health Center; Bengkulu Type B Laboratory; South Sumatra Type B Laboratory; Bangka Belitung Islands Type B Laboratory; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – IPB and CIVAS.
A set of recommendations were formulated by participants and the organizers at the end of the workshop after receiving advice from the Director General of Livestock and Animal Health, Head of the Livestock and Animal Health Service Office of Lampung Province and speakers. This workshop concluded that:
- Risk-based surveillance is a surveillance method focused on population at higher risk of infection.
- Risk-based surveillance can be more efficent for early detection of disease and showing freedom from disease.
Based on the points above, the workshop recommends:
- The release of a risk-based surveillance SOP by the Directorate of Animal Health. The SOP should be completed 3 months after the Epidemiology Competence workshops in 2014;
- Epidemiology Competence workshops in 2015 is a continuation of previous risk-based surveillance workshops. Each regions is expected to present Risk-Based Surveillance plans and results for 2015; and
- To optimize risk-based surveillance in 2015, surveillance design and results each region will be evaluated periodically by the Directorate of Animal Health.