The Asia Partnership for Avian Influenza Research (APAIR) brings together national research agencies and ministries from China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Viet Nam, with support from IDRC and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The goal of APAIR is to stimulate regional collaboration on avian influenza prevention and control.
This project aims to enhance understanding of national policy-making process with respect to two critical issues: poultry vaccination and antiviral drugs for humans. Researchers will examine the content, context and process of antiviral drug and poultry vaccination policies in Indonesia, Thailand and Viet Nam, comparing and contrasting the three processes.
The results of the project are expected to help facilitate the development of coherent and better-coordinated policies in the region.
The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus H5N1 produces severe disease and high mortality in domestic poultry, waterfowl and other bird species.