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The National Committee of the Biosecurity

The National Committee of the Biosecurity

The National Committee of the Biosecurity implemented a biosecurity strategy that works to promote bio-security through the development and updating of laws and legislation, Resource and competency building and plans to prevent the transformation of biological agents into threats or addressing any negative biological impact or any accidental factors that may affect the state in a numerous number of ways such as its effects on safety of the community or the political or moral effects , and effects on its economy or tourism. The strategy focuses within its policies on the importance of integrative work between agencies and coordination at all stages of dealing with biological hazards, and the importance of attracting and rehabilitation of National resources and community participation effectively.

Vision

Integrated Biosecurity

Strategic Goals

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First strategic goal
To reduce the risk of biological agents

Reducing the risk of biological agents is considered the most important pillars for achieving the biological biosecurity of the state, as it will prevent the state to tolerate the consequences of these risks and its gross impacts and which may extend its influence over a long period of time or can cause effects permanently.
Three major locations where the work should be distributed in dealing with the danger, are namely:

  • Pre-Border Stage
  • At the border Stage
  • Post-Border Stage
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Second Strategic Goal
Building Resources for the detection
of the presence of biological risk

Detection of biological hazards operations is the first step in dealing with these risks through programs and Survey systems in place depending on the risk register with the authorities or information from inside or outside the country for a possible biological risk

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Third Strategic Goal
Building Resources and Competency
for handling of biological incidents and threats

Due to the availability of biological agents and the possibility of transformation of these factors across borders can cause accident and emergency for many countries across the globe, the building of response resources in dealing with this potential accident is absolutely necessary for the protection of the state, including the population and wealth of animal and plant, diversity of environmental from the biological hazards effect.
The strength and efficiency of the responses lies in the presence of the plans and its potential to deal with the danger and provide the potential and capacity to implement the plans

Supporting Strategic Objectives

The supporting strategic objectives acts as pillars to build a National Strategy for Biosecurity, whereas the supporting objectives focuses on the Biosecurity area requirements in the state at the moment and to be achieved to reach strategic goals.

  • Rehabilitation of specialized cadres in the field of biosecurity
  • Building potential and resources specialized in biosecurity
  • Building systems and linking potential and communication between stakeholders
  • Building and developing of prevention and response plans for biological hazards
  • Developing and updating laws and legislations supporting biosecurity

Partners

Varies sectors and industries in the state anticipate in the responsibility and duties within the integrated biosecurity system which requires the participation and cooperation and coordination of efforts among all stakeholders in the country, including:

  • Federal Government Entities
  • Local government Entities
  • The Private Sector
  • Academic and Educational Institutions
  • Non-Profitable Institutions
  • Social Institutions

Roles of government, federal and local authorities:

National Committee for Biosecurity

  • To supervise the implementation of the strategy
  • Establishment of biological hazards register in the state.
  • Study and update the strategy in commensuration with the biological situation changes in the state.
  • Directing parties and supervision of readiness and preparedness operations
  • Prepare biosecurity exercises at the national level

The Ministry of ClimateChange & Environment
and local environmental bodies

  • Building connectivity possibilities between veterinary centers, farms and places of animal husbandry and laboratories to collect information on an ongoing basis to support early detection operations
  • prepare a reporting mechanism on the incidence of any of dangerous biological agents and diseases to support early detection operations
  • Develop a mechanism to follow up on the use of animal and plant medicines to predict the existence of the spread of serious illness
  • Ensure the development of plans to deal with biological incidents of livestock and agricultural sectors
  • Provide the necessary resources to deal with the implementation plans of biological hazards affecting livestock and agricultural sector
  • Rehabilitation of cadres to deal with biologically contaminated cases
  • Providing veterinary, agricultural and scientific consultation to the National Commission for Biosecurity
  • Providing laboratory services when needed
  • Awareness and education procedures before and during times of emergency for farmers and the society in general
  • Rehabilitation of the resources to perform the operations related to biosecurity
  • Organizing international conferences and seminars related to biosecurity in the field of health and safety of animals and plants and environmental biodiversity

Ministry of Health & Prevention and local Health Entities

  • Construction of potential link between medical centers, laboratories and pharmacies to gather information on an ongoing basis to support early detection
  • Develop and update lists of biological agents and dangerous and infectious diseases that require immediate notification
  • Monitoring the health situation in the state to predict any change that might be the result of an attack or the spread of biological factors
  • Establish rules and classifications specifically for laboratories
  • Ensure the application of biosecurity laws in medical centers and pharmacies
  • Develop plans to deal with biological incidents, related to medical sector, including isolation and disinfection plans
  • Provide psychological support for people injured with biological incidents
  • Provide the necessary resources for the implementation of dealing with biological hazards plans
  • Rehabilitation of medical resources to deal with the biologically contaminated cases
  • Providing laboratory services
  • Provide medical and scientific consultation services for the National committee of Biosecurity
  • Providing Health education before and during times of emergency
  • Rehabilitation of the resources to perform the operations related to biosecurity
  • Organizing international conferences and seminars related to biosecurity in the field of human health

Ministry of Interior

  • Secure centers exposed to biological contamination
  • Secure insulation places when activated
  • Providing laboratory and criminal services
  • Develop plans specifically for security men to deal with biological incidents
  • Develop plans to take control of the state border crossings in the event of suspected smuggling of biological materials across the border
  • Rehabilitation of the resources to perform the operations related to biosecurity

Ministry of Education

  • Develop guidelines and condition of the use of biological materials in education and scientific research
  • Ensure the safety of the academic laboratory, security and compliance with the biosecurity laws
  • Develop laws and regulations to regulate the publication and circulation of materials and scientific research related to biosecurity
  • Providing of courses and programs for the rehabilitation of the national scientific resources in the bio-security fields

Armed Forces

  • Provide medical support services
  • Provide security support services
  • Provide technical and laboratory services to deal with incidents and early detection of risks
  • Biological scanning and detection and ongoing monitoring operations
  • Provide rapid intervention operations if needed
  • Field disinfectant operations

National Emergency Crisis & Disasters Management Authority

  • Participate in the preparation and coordination of biosecurity plans
  • Participate in capacity and capability building for biosecurity
  • Participate in the preparation and implementation of the exercises
  • Coordination between the leadership and support of other parties in the preparation and implementation of plans
  • Participate in overseeing the implementation of the national strategy for biosecurity

General Authority for the Security of Ports & Borders and Free Zones

  • Developing laws and legislation supporting the strategy
  • Monitor the implementation of laws and legislations related to biosecurity in ports and free zones
  • To supervise the operations and scanning programs and detection related to the security of ports in cooperation with the concerned authorities
  • Participate in the preparation and implementation of operational plans related to biosecurity at ports and Free Zones

Federal Customs Authority

  • Implementation of the biosecurity decisions at the ports or emergency committees
  • Detect the presence of biological agents in ports
  • Report the presence of unexpected biological agents
  • Initial dealing with biological agents and infected organisms

Municipalities and local stakeholders

  • Report the presence of biological agents greater than usual quantities
  • Providing the services and programs for detection and scanning of biological agents
  • Support response operations in the elimination of biological etiology
  • Provide laboratory and technical services to deal with incidents
  • Develop and implement prevention and scanning programs related to the latest biosecurity developments

Members of National Committee of the Biosecurity

  • bio-memebers Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi Minister of Climate Change & Environment Chairman of the National Biosecurity Committee
  • bio-memebers H.E Major General /Jasem Al Marzooqi Ministry of Interiorr
  • bio-memebers H.E. Engineer-Brigadier – General Hassan Al tenaiji General Command of the Armed Forces
  • bio-memebers H.E. Dr. Hussain AlRand Ministry of Health and Prevention
  • bio-memebers H.E Eng. Saif Mohamed AlShara Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
  • bio-memebers H.E. Ahmad Bin Lahej Federal Customs Authority
  • bio-memebers H.E. Rashed Mohamed Ali Alrasas Almansoori Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safely Authority
  • bio-memebers H.E. Salem Alzaabi Ministry Of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation
  • bio-memebers Mr. Hassan Al Ali Executive Office of the Committee on Goods and Substances under Import and Export Control
  • bio-memebers Mr. Yousif Al harmoudi National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management
  • bio-memebers Eng. Alya Al harmoudi Dubai municipality
  • bio-memebers Dr. Marwan AlKaabi Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA)
  • bio-memebers Dr. Humaid Al Kindi Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi
  • bio-memebers Mr. Ebraheim Hassan Al Dhanhani Mministry of Climate Change and Environment
  • bio-memebers Mr. Saeed Almehrezi Ministry of Interior
  • bio-memebers H.E Mahammed Al Kuwaiti General Authority for the security of ports, borders and free zones

Members of National Committee of the Biosecurity

  • bio-memebers Marwan Ali Al Kaabi Abu Dhabi Health Services Company - SEHA Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Biosecurity
  • bio-memebers Engineer-Lieutenant-Colonel/ Saeed Alrashdi General Head Quarter/ UAE Armed Forces
  • bio-memebers Dr. Farida Ismail Al Hosani Department of Health – Abu Dhabi
  • bio-memebers Dr. Major / Rashed Alghafri Dubai Police Headquarters
  • bio-memebers Dr. Mohammed aldeeb United Arab Emirates University
  • bio-memebers Prof. Ismail Saadoun University Of Sharjah
  • bio-memebers Dr. Ahmed Zahran Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
  • bio-memebers Miss. Sarah Almulla Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
  • bio-memebers Dr. Nawal Al-Kaabi Shaikh Khalifa Medical City, managed BY Cleveland clinic. SEHA
  • bio-memebers Dr. Lieutenant-Colonel/ Saif AlBedwawi General Head Quarter/ UAE Armed Forces
  • bio-memebers Dr. Ulli Werner Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (CVRL)
  • bio-memebers Dr. Salama Al Muhairi Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority