The overall objective of this study is to assess the financial impacts of inaction against five priority diseases in Nigeria: Newcastle disease in rural poultry flocks; peste des petits ruminants in sheep and goats; contagious bovine pleuropneumonia in cattle; African swine fever in pigs; and trypanosomosis in ruminants and pigs.
The specific objectives are to do the following for each of the five priority diseases at national and agroecological levels:
- assess the direct and indirect financial burden of inaction including costs of death of animals; weight loss; lost milk, eggs and draught power; treatment during illness etc.;
- estimate the costs of targeted interventions including treatment, vaccination, surveillance, vector control and sanitary measures;
- determine the additional benefits, additional costs and net benefits associated with baseline interventions;
- evaluate of the benefit-cost ratios of targeted interventions based on sensitivity analysis; and
- make recommendations on the feasibility of the targeted interventions given the underlying uncertainties permeating the various scenarios.
The University of Nigeria, Nsukka is a partner in the project.