Nigeria - Emergency Assistance to support Government Initiatives on Combating Avian Influanza in 2006

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Apr 2006
Signature Date 26 Feb 2007
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2007
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2007
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31163
Commitment U.A 325,928.24
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present intervention concerns the Emergency Assistance to Support Government Initiatives On Combating Avian Influanza In 2006. It's designed because the outbreak of avian flu in Nigeria poses a huge threat not only to the country but also the West African Sub-region. Nigeria is making efforts at this time to contain the spread of the bird flu with its limited resources and technical expertise. The pandemic requires urgent and concerted efforts to combat it and build national capacity to contain the disease to prevent its further spread. The key areas that need support include provision for the compensation of smallholder farmers, equipping and maintaining functional laboratories and preparing long-term strategic plans and programmes to contain and control the spread of the pandemic. The operation includes two components covering the human and animal health.

Project Objectives

The general objective of this operation is to contribute to the fight against Avian Influenza in Nigeria. To this effect, the assistance will strengthen national capacity to maintain functional laboratories and prepare long-term strategic plans and programmes to contain and control the spread of the pandemic.


The operation should benefit the Government of Nigeria as well as the population.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
World Health Organization - Africa Region (WHO-AFRO)


IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-AAE-002
Last Update 02 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Geographic Location

Country Nigeria
Coordinates Location Name
10 8 Nigeria