Financial costs of disease burden, morbidity and mortality from priority livestock diseases in Nigeria

Published on 29 December 2010

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Start Date: 1 March 2010 | End Date: 1 September 2010


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 BCRs 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.

Funding: The World Bank

Partner: University of Nigeria, Nsukka


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