The Senior Technical Coordinator of the FAO-ECTAD Programme in Vietnam appointed Marco De Nardi from SAFOSO AG to conduct an assessment mission to review the existing and previously used Animal Health Information Systems of the Department of Animal Health (DAH) in Vietnam. The mission visited Vietnam from 24 November to 12 December 2014. The SAFOSO consultant was based at the DAH headquarter in Hanoi with frequent travel to the Northern and Southern provinces of Vietnam to meet different stakeholders and assess the information systems in place at province and district level.
A new computerized and integrated Animal Health and Laboratory Information System (AHLIS), highly customized to the Vietnamese needs, was recommended as major output of the assessment mission. Technical details are included in the Final Report submitted to FAO-ECTAD and DAH.