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Video: Cooperative Biological Engagement Program in Iraq and Afghanistan
The Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) was designed in Iraq and funded by the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), in coordination and cooperation with the Iraqi government and its ministries and under the supervision of the Iraqi National Monitoring Authority (INMA).
This video was produced by University Research Co., LL (URC) to showcase the successful partnership between DTRA and the governments of Iraq and Afghanistan, and the project's accomplishments in improving biosafety and biosecurity standards and procedures in these two countries.
The CBEP aims to improve biosafety and biosecurity standards and procedures in Iraqi laboratories: the Ministry of Health’s public health labs, Ministry of Agriculture’s animal health labs, and Ministry of Science and Technology’s food and water contamination labs.
The CBEP also seeks to build laboratory capacity to detect, diagnose and report the outbreak of infectious diseases―especially diseases caused by especially dangerous pathogens (EDPs)―while improving the technical capabilities of technicians, in compliance with international health regulations and WHO and OIE guidelines.