Development cooperation ,17.07.2014

Biosafety and biosecurity/prevention of spread of infectious diseases


Biosafety and biosecurity related projects aim at building capacity in developing countries to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. This project aims at preventing unintentional and intentional spread of infections diseases by supporting biosecurity projects in the developing countries. The existence and outbreaks of diseases that are dangerous to life place great strains to the national healthcare systems. Efforts to identify microbes that cause infectious diseases are vital to any nation’s public health system. The Finnish Centre for Biothreat Preparedness (BUOS)/Centre for Military Medicine will administer and implement biosecurity project that will strengthen the know-how of making diagnosis of infectious diseases in Tanzania. The goal of the programme is to train Tanzanians of this knowhow but also to operate related equipment which enables rapid diagnosis of infections diseases. Local expertise, detection abilities and developing of biosecurity know-how reduces potential biothreat. The project strengthens capacity in Tanzania but also builds global security. The main collaborator is the Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency which is part of the public health sector. This project is a 5-year project and totals 830 000 Euros.

Funding decision  17.07.2014

830 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Climate change - adaptation
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Health policy and administrative management 50%
  • Infectious disease control 50%

Special target group

  • women

Funding channel

Suomen julkinen sektori



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