On October 20th five veterinarians and senior officials from Indonesia contributing to an Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) project visited the Camden Campus. They were accompanied by Drs Helen Scott-Orr and Tristan Jubb who have important roles in ACIAR AH/2006/166 “Improving Veterinary Service Delivery in a Decentralised Indonesia”.
The visit was part of a study tour for the group involving visits to various organizations contributing to animal health in NSW and the ACT. Learning gained will reinforce the importance of animal disease prevention and control, and the need to introduce animal health policies and frameworks. This project is aiming to support development of the INDOVETPLAN such that Indonesia with a decentralized animal health delivery structure can achieve systematic planning and management for emergency animal disease outbreaks.
Two members of the group, Dr Maria Geong and Ir Martinus Jawa, have lead roles in ACIAR AH/2006/156 hosted by the University of Sydney and led by Dr Jenny-Ann Toribio. It was a particular pleasure to have them visit the Faculty given their substantial contributions to our research on pig movements and classical swine fever in Eastern Indonesia.