FAO-OIE global Conference on FMD

The second FAO-OIE global Conference on FMD held in Bangkok in June 2012 was the cornerstone to put the global FMD control strategy in motion.

The Report

The Recommendations

PCP Checklists


Checklist GlossaryChecklist Stage 1 ; 23


Checklist GlossaryChecklist Stage 123


Checklist Stage 12




Risk Based Strategic Plan

Template English 

Template Russian




The Progressive Control Pathway (PCP) is the approach developed by an FAO team for classifying country progress in FMD risk management. In this approach there are criteria for describing the FMD risk management position of countries that are not-free of FMD. It has lead to a tool that can be applied to measure (and communicate) country progress within regional roadmaps, and aims at starting countries along a pathway of activities from measuring risk to risk management, covering the stages before they could apply for recognition of disease freedom. 

The Progressive Control Pathway recognises that differences in risk of infection occur between (and within) infected countries, that countries are at different stages in managing the risk of infection.  The PCP applies a risk reduction approach in which each Member State is encouraged to develop national risk reduction strategies that are supportive to the regional effort.

Not a top down prescribed approach: but each MS encouraged to develop national risk reduction strategies that are supportive to the regional effort.

Progressive Control Pathway (PCP)

Related Documents

The Progressive Control Pathway: a ppt guide

PCP-FMD Guidelines in English; French; Spanish; Russian; Mongolian; Vietnamese 

The Steps in Chinese; Arabic 

Presentation by the EuFMD at the FAO/OIE Global conference, Bangkok June 2012 

The Global Foot and Mouth Disease Control Strategy 

News article on the Veterinary Journal 

The PeP-C explained (Practical epidemiology for Progressive Control)  


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