Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme (GREP) Videos
- Sequestration and destruction of rinderpest virus stocks
The FAO and OIE launch a campaign warning against the risks of accidental or deliberate release of the rinderpest virus. FAO and OIE call on its Member Countries to destroy the virus, or safely store it in approved facilities.
- Global moratorium on research using live rinderpest virus
A Q&A with Juan Lubroth, Chief of FAO's Animal Health Service, on a call by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for a moratorium on research using the live rinderpest virus. The move underpins the next steps to ensure the lethal livestock disease remains eradicated for good.
- Kenya's Maasai remember rinderpest
Maasai elders in Kenya are among those who have seen, first-hand, the devastation caused by rinderpest, or cattle plague. For millennia, the virus was a threat to animal health and human livelihoods, until the success of an FAO-led programme to eradicate the disease from all but a few laboratory settings worldwide.
- Lancisi and the fight against rinderpest
For millennia, rinderpest, or cattle plague, was a threat to animal health and human livelihoods, primarily in Asia and Europe, and more recently, in Africa. This video shows how early attempts to tackle rinderpest in Europe and elsewhere paved the way for the global eradication of the disease.
- Earth Reporters: Beating Plague
This video tells the story of how one of the world's most destructive diseases has been stamped out – after centuries of trying. What are the lessons for animal and human health – and for other kinds of international cooperation?
Aired on BBC World
- Short version
- Long version
- Eradicating Rinderpest in Sri Lanka
Cattle in Sri Lanka were among the last to undergo blood testing under FAO's Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme (GREP), in a European Union-funded project of the programme. Since 1994, FAO has spearheaded the campaign to rid the world of rinderpest, an ancient and deadly cattle disease.
- Ending the Plague, Improving Lives: Rinderpest Eradication
Rinderpest has been history's most dreaded animal disease and a threat to human well-being. This video introduces some of the people behind the decades-long campaign to rid the world of the disease. It was produced as the world counted down to the global eradication of rinderpest.
- The 1999 World Food Prize Laureate: Walter Plowright
Dr. Walter Plowright received the 1999 World Food Prize for his development of a vaccine that opened the door to the global eradication of rinderpest, commonly known as cattle plague. He conducted his groundbreaking research while working at a laboratory in Kenya.
- Eradicating Rinderpest
This video looks at how scientific innovation, international collaboration and investment from donors, such as the UK's Department for International Development, helped to fight rinderpest, the ancient cattle plague.
Produced by: WRENmedia
- Killing the Cattle Thief
"Killing the Cattle Thief" takes us back in time to witness FAO's earlier efforts to control and eliminate rinderpest, or cattle plague, with international and regional partners in Africa. [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3]
Produced by: FAO (1987)
Video 1: A world without rinderpest
Video 2: Clinical signs
Video 3: Disease diagnosis