Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
The USAID-funded Avian and Pandemic Influenza Initiative (APII) project, led by Abt Associates, worked from 2009-2013 to strengthen the capacity of the Vietnam government and its counterparts to identify, prevent, and control outbreaks of avian influenza and other emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) in animals and humans.
The multi-faceted project addressed both the animal and human aspects of the disease, bolstered prevention at the local and national levels, and engaged the public and private sectors for a more complete response. These activities matched USAID's overarching goal of containing the H5N1 virus, avian influenza – also called bird flu – within the animal population. APII also built on Abt Associates' integrated approach for sustainable impact.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.