Definition and objectives

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The Caribbean Animal Health Network (CaribVET) is a collaboration network involving veterinary services, laboratories, research institutes, and regional / international organizations to improve animal and veterinary public health in all the countries and/or territories of the Caribbean. The global objective of the regional network is to improve the regional sanitary situation and to contribute to the harmonization and reinforcement of animal diseases surveillance and control activities in the Caribbean in order to promote commercial exchanges in the area and human health.

The specific objectives are to:

- Support the development of a regional strategy as regards animal health and to contribute to maintain and improve the effectiveness and competitiveness of animal productions in the Caribbean countries

- Contribute to the structuring, the reinforcement and the harmonization of the national surveillance networks of animal diseases, including zoonosis and emerging diseases, in order to facilitate their conformity with international standards

- Improve and harmonize the control of animal diseases and implement an early alert system

- Reinforce the technical skills of the main actors and support the development of tools necessary for surveillance and control of animal diseases in the region including diagnosis capacity

-  Improve the knowledge on animal diseases and their distribution


To obtain more information on the organization of CaribVET, see the Charter of the network in attached document.

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