Partner 13: Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II (IAVH2), Rabat, Morocco
Role, qualification and experience
The IAV was established by a royal decree in 1968 as a university-level Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine training and research institution. With 350 faculty members, 2,300 students and two campuses (Rabat and Agadir), the IAV has 6 sections: Agronomy, Veterinary Medicine, Topography, Agricultural & Food technology, Horticulture and Rural equipment. The Veterinary Medicine Section (VMS) is composed of 4 specific departments: Biologic, Pharmacy & Veterinary Science, Pathology and Veterinary Public Health (DPVPH), Medicine and Surgery, University Veterinary Hospital Centre. Two departments (Animal sciences, Rural economics & Human Sciences) are shared with the other sections. VMS field activities include all animal health, zoonoses and food hygiene problems related to the specific ecological and socio-economic conditions of Morocco.
The DPVPH is an OIE Reference Laboratory for Echinococcosis/Hydatidosis. Two DPVPH Laboratories are partner in ICONZ. Laboratory of Parasitology (units: Epidemiology and Ecology, Pathophysiology, Immunology and Molecular Biology) is actively involved in training, research and consultancy services for Veterinary Parasitology and Parasitic Zoonoses (with focus on Leishmaniasis and Echinococcosis /Hydatidosis). Laboratory Bacteriology & Virology (units: Bacteriology, Serology and Virology) is actively involved training, research and consultancy services for Veterinary infectious diseases with special reference to tuberculosis, respiratory diseases, abortive diseases (including brucellosis), arboviroses, West Nile, sheep pox, rabies, and bluetongue. The faculty members participating in this project have strong linkages with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health providing consultancy in Parasitology and Infectious Diseases.
Allal Dakkak DVM BSc, PhD, Dipl EVPC, Professor of Parasitology and Parasitic Zoonoses at the PVPH, IAVH2. Invited lecturer of the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse, France (major parasitic diseases in livestock and zoonoses in the Mediterranean), leading author of >70 scientific articles, contributor in 3 books on Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, principal investigator of 12 research projects on animal parasitic diseases and on parasitic zoonosis (mainly Leishmaniasis & Echinococcosis) and he is an OIE expert for echinococcosis.
Mrs Ouafaa Fassi Fihri DVM MSc PhD. Professor of Infectious Diseases at IAVH2, FAO consultant for rabies, West Nile and Bluetongue. Research interests: epidemiology & control of veterinary infectious diseases.
Jaouad Berrada DVM PhD PhD Professor of Infectious Diseases, FAO consultant for tuberculosis. Research interests: epidemiology & control of veterinary infectious diseases (focus: tuberculosis, paratuberculosis & brucellosis).
Mohamed Bouslikhane DVM Professor of Infectious Diseases, epidemiology & control of veterinary infectious diseases (focus: tuberculosis, brucellosis, theileriosis and echinococcosis/hydatidosis).
Khalid Khallaayoune, DVM, PhD, DSci, Professor of Veterinary Parasitology at the IAVH2. Leading author of more than 40 scientific articles, he published 2 books and contributed in one. International expert on water related parasitic diseases for international organism (FAO, WHO, USAID). Principal coordinator of more than 10 research projects financed by the EU, WHO, IFS, CNRS, CNRST.
Hayat El Kirdi DVM, Veterinarian in charge of the control (prophylactic actions) of tuberculosis, brucellosis and foot and mouth disease. Prophylactic Actions Service, Animal health Divison, Direction de la Securité Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires, Ministry of Agriculture.
Karima Zouine DVM, Veterinarian in charge of the control (prophylactic actions) of rabies, hydatidosis and leishmaniasis and equine diseases. Prophylactic Actions Service, Animal health Divison, Direction de la Securité Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires, Ministry of Agriculture.
Mounir Khayli DVM, Veterinarian in of the zoonotic diseases. National Laboratory of Epidemiology and Zoonoses. Direction de la Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires, Ministry of Agriculture.