Development of Survey Design and Protocol and Data Analysis for KAP
Survey on Avian Influenza in Bhutan
This was a baseline study undertaken on knowledge, attitude and practice
(KAP) of the population regarding avian influenza in 20 districts of
Bhutan with the aim of developing programs focussing on the weaknesses
and gaps. The study was conducted in close collaboration with Kyingkhor
Consultancy Services (KCS), a national firm of Bhutan, which was
selected by the MoH.
The study was conducted among the general population, poultry handlers
(farmers, meat vendors and commercial farmers), and animal and human
health workers. Similarly, interviews were conducted with the
station-in-charge of the District Hospitals, Basic Health Units,
District Veterinary Hospitals, Livestock Extension Centres, the Bhutan
Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority and quarantine stations. The
study indicates avenues for developing effective programs to raise
awareness among the community and initiatives regarding promotion of
bio-safety measures, use of personal protective equipment, segregation
of poultry from dwelling units and keeping poultry away from pigs.
Ministry of Health, Royal
Government of Bhutan.
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