According to the explanation of Dr. Pudjiatmoko, the Director of Animal Health of Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia is targeted to get the free status of Avian Influenza (AI) in 2020, writes Arief Fachrudin for World Poultry.
"To pursue the target, we have made a comprehensive roadmap which is based on some aspects such as geography, disease status, epidemiology, and risk analysis of area. Because of those aspects, the roadmap will be arranged in phases," he said.
Regarding to the phases of the roadmap, Dr. Pudjiatmoko said, we targeted East Indonesia such as Maluku, Papua, NTT, NTB and Gorontalo to get the free status of AI in 2011. ”It’s because in the last 4 years, there were no outbreaks of AI. So we just have to do surveillance there. Hereafter, all provinces in Kalimantan are targeted in 2011,” he said.
“While the province of South Sulawesi in Sulawesi island, the province of Lampung and North Sumatera in Sumatera island are targeted in 2017, 2018 and 2018, respectively. Then, all provinces in Java are targeted in 2020. These 3 provinces and all provinces in Java are targeted in the last phase because the risk level and the total outbreaks of AI are high. That is why we need more intensive and effective strategies and also more time for those areas,” Dr. Pudjiatmoko explained.
The Roadmap of Free Status Target of Avian Influenza in Indonesia
||Maluku, Papua, NTT, NTB, Gorontalo
||Bangka Belitung archipelago and Riau archipelago
||Sulawesi island, except the province of South Sulawesi
||Sumatera island, except the province of Lampung and North Sumatera
||The province of South Sulawesi (Sulawesi island is free)
||The province of Lampung and North Sumatera (Sumatera island is free)
||All provinces in Java island (all areas in Indonesia are free)
Source: the Directorate of Animal Health of Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture