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Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme (GREP)


Upcoming Event

Maintaining Global Freedom from Rinderpest Regional Meeting for Africa

5-6 August 2015, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt


FAO together with its global and regional partners in rinderpest risk reduction; OIE, AU-IBAR and AU-PANVAC, will hold a 2 day meeting in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt with participation of eleven countries. The meeting will share information on the current situation of rinderpest virus in Africa and review the progress of countries towards their obligations to destroy or safely relocate(sequester) their stocks of rinderpest virus. 

The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Republic of Egypt with assistance and organizational support from the FAO Representation in Egypt and the FAO Regional Office for the Middle East. 

Language: English with French translation.
Meeting venue: Sheraton Sharm Hotel, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Provisional Agenda

Call for countries to comply with moratorium on research using live rinderpest virus

FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are calling on countries to comply with a global moratorium on research that involves working with live rinderpest virus in laboratories. FAO and OIE are working together to bring about the destruction of potentially dangerous virus samples and biological materials that are currently stored in more than 40 laboratories across the world, some under insufficient levels of biosecurity [more...]

FAO-OIE united in rinderpest post-eradication programme

As FAO nears the one-year anniversary of the historic moment marking rinderpest’s official eradication, FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are continuing to move forward in their strategy to keep rinderpest consigned forever to history books and the annals of veterinary medicine. [more ...]