Under the GF-TADS umbrella:: 6th Annual West Eurasia Roadmap Meeting for FMD control, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 28-30 April 2015
The West Eurasia Regional Roadmap was launched back in 2008 in Shiraz (Iran). Over time and following the FMD Global Strategy, the targeted region has been further divided into two different clusters of countries. The first cluster included at that time: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The second cluster is made of countries of the Arabian Peninsula. Countries of both clusters belong to FMD virus pool 3. This meeting will be the 6th Regional Roadmap of countries belonging to cluster 1. Since 2008, evidence has been built on how FMD virus can easily spread from countries closer to South Asia (namely Afghanistan and Pakistan) to Iran and Turkey. Since 2012, some changes have occurred and several of those countries are now lacking international support in continuing their efforts to combat FMD as some of the international projects that supported activities have come to an end. There is a need to assess where countries are in their PCPFMD stages progress and stimulate formulation and implementation of harmonized national and regional programmes and activities.
Agenda; Country presentations: Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Iran; Kazakhstan_En; Kazakhstan_Ru; Kazakhstan 2; Kyrgyzstan; Pakistan; RB Pakistan; Russia; Sample transportation (N.Bulut); Syria; Tadjikistan; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Vaccine potency requirements. Don King (WRL)
4th West EurAsia FMD Control - Roadmap 2020- Regional Progress Review Meeting Baku, Azerbaijan 2-4 April 2013
The 4th Regional Meeting to review the progress of the West Eurasia FMD Roadmap was held in Baku, Azerbaijan in April 2013 in the framework of the FAO OIE Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (OIE/FAO/GFTADs), with the collaboration of the OIE and with the support of the European Commission for the Control of FMD (EuFMD), European Commission (DG-SANCO), and FAO-EMPRES. It was hosted by the State Veterinary service, Azerbaijan, and the EuFMD provided the Secretariat. In total, 10 countries in West EurAsia were represented at the level of the Chief Veterinary Officers (CVOs) or their representatives; 14 countries, that had been involved since the launch of the Roadmap in 2008 had been invited. The FAO, OIE, and EuFMD participated at a senior level. The Objectives of the Meeting were to review the progress along the Regional Roadmap towards the vision identified at the Shiraz Meeting in 2008 of a “West Eurasia region free of clinical FMD by 2020”; to share information on FMD virus circulation within the West Eurasia FMDV ecosystem to assist planning of vaccination and other preventive measures in the short-term and to support countries to prepare national project proposals for investment in FMD control in relation with regional component.
Agenda; Report with appendices and list of participants; Progress chart and map of countries; Photos; SlideShare FAO Link to the presentations
Presentations: PCP FMD stage descriptions, indicators and assessment, C.Bartels; The PVS evaluation and convergence PVS-PCP, M.Eloit; The Westeurasia database, K.Dietze; Practical epi for progressive fmd control course, M.Mclaws; First PePC graduated comments, D.Abdollahi; Regional vaccine matching results and recommendations, N.Bulut; Gftads project proposal seminar, J.Domenech; History of the Roadmap up to now, K.Sumption; The global fmd control stategy and its application to regional initiatives, J.Domenech; Fmd Turkey, recent developments in the region and outlooks, N.Yacicioglu; Overview of regional FMD situation and trends in virus circulation, A.Mischenko; I.R of Iran, N.Rasouli; Republic of Iraq, B.K.Abood; Kazakhstan; Progressive control of fmd in Pakistan, Afzal & J.Syed; Syria; FMD situation in Turkey, A.Bulut; Livestock identification registration among the W.Eurasia countries lievstock survey, A.Mehraban; Regional fmd management support functions and proposals, M.Mclaws; What is happening in bordering W.Eurasia regions, G.Yehia; PCP Assessment results
FAO-EuFMD/EC/OIE Tripartite meeting on control of FMD and other exotic diseases in the Southern Balkans, Turkey, Istanbul 22 November 2013 -
Progressing towards Foot and Mouth Disease Control and OIE recognized status of SADC Member States, Gaboronoe - Botswana, 16-18 March 2011
The goal of the seminar was to make progress on the progressive control pathway (PCP) for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) in Southern Africa, pursuant to a process that was kick-started at the Global Conference on FMD control, held in Asuncion, Paraguay in 2009 in line with the OIE/FAO GF-TADs framework. The seminar focused on SADC Member States that have not yet attained official OIE recognized status with regard to FMD. These countries, Angola, Dem. Rep. Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe need to be assisted in progressing towards official recognition of FMD freedom with or without vaccination by 2020
2nd Annual West Eurasia Roadmap Meeting for FMD control, Istanbul, Turkey, 6-9 December 2010
The 2nd Regional Meeting to review the progress of the West Eurasia FMD Roadmap was held in Istanbul, Turkey in December 2010, organized by FAO in consultation with OIE, and hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Turkey. The Meeting was supported by the FMD projects implemented by the EuFMD Commission (FAO) in Turkey, Trans-Caucasus, Iran and Syria, and the GTFS/INT/907/ITA project for Central Asian countries. Invitations were sent by FAO, on behalf of the FAO and OIE, to the Chief Veterinary Officers (CVOs) and to the FAO national consultants on FMD (EuFMD or GTFS projects). In total, 14 countries in West EurAsia were represented. The Objectives of the Workshop were to review the progress along the Regional Roadmap towards the vision identified at the Shiraz Meeting in 2008, of a “West Eurasia region free of clinical FMD by 2020”; to share information on FMD virus circulation within the West Eurasia FMDV ecosystem to assist planning of preventive measures in the short –term.
1st Annual West Eurasia Roadmap Meeting for FMD control, Istanbul, Turkey, 8-9 October 2009
The 1st Regional workshop to review the progress of the West Eurasia FMD network was held in Istanbul, Turkey, organized by FAO in consultation with OIE, and hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Turkey. The Workshop was convened as a joint meeting under the FMD projects implemented by the EuFMD Commission (FAO) in Turkey, Trans-Caucasus, Iran and Syria, and the GTFS/INT/907/ITA project for Central Asian countries. Invitations were sent by FAO, on behalf of the two organizations, to the Chief Veterinary Officers (CVOs) and to the FAO national consultants on FMD (EuFMD or GTFS projects). In total, fifteen countries in West EurAsia were represented, with the Russian Federation represented through the OIE Reference Laboratory (FGI-ARRIAH).The Objectives of the Workshop were to review progress in FMD control in West Eurasia, towards the vision of a region free of clinical FMD by 2020 - using the Vision statement and “Regional Roadmap” developed at the Shiraz meeting in November 2008; to share information on FMD virus circulation within the ecosystem to assist planning of preventive measures in the short-term.
Development of a Roadmap for the Progressive Control of FMD in West Eurasia, I.R of Iran, Shiraz, 9-13 November 2008
Agenda; Report; List of Participants
Presentations: Controlling TADS, Ferrari; Keynote, Sumption; Iran; Pakistan; Turkey; Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Iraq; Kazakhstan; Kirgyzstan; Syria; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan; App18, J.Lubroth; App19, Ottarod; App.20, Potzsch; App.21, Hussain; App.22, Progressive Stages; App.23, FMD Database; App.24, PCP tool; App.25 vaccine group; App.26, Transboundary animal mvts; App.27, Vision
Collated Presentations for easy download
Scientific Developments and Technical Challenges in the Progressive Control of FMD in South Asia 13-15 February 2012, New Delhi, India
Report; List of Participants; Agenda; Book of abstracts; Presentations: 1. The global system (OIE/FAO Network): Activities, directions; 2. South Asia: Action plans, future directions and needs; 3. South East Asia: Action plans, future directions and needs; 4. FMD: Current epidemic situation in China; 5. West Eurasia: Action plans, future directions and needs; 6. Imnunolgy and transmission: New findings which could change FMD control (Keynote); 7. The early pathogenesis of FMD and the implications for control measures; 8. Novel FMD vaccine research in China; 9. FMD vaccine R&D in India; 10. Demand, supply and the gaps between the best conventional vaccines and the worst on the market: What needs to be done? (Keynote); 11. Manufacturers´expected contribution to the progressive Control of FMD in South Asia; 12. Common vaccines for Eurasian A, O and Asia -1; The way to go?; 13. FMD vaccines and vaccination in India: Production, use and quality; 14. FMD vaccines and vaccination in China: Production, use and quality; 15. Current vaccines and tehir use in the design of vaccination programmes: Theory and practice; 16. FAO/OIE PCP for FMD: Principles, practice and lessons learnt in the West Eurasia FMD Roadmap Keynote; 17. PCP and long term FMD control in South Asia; 18. FMD control in South East Asia: Science based approach to development of roadmaps and PVS tools to support capacity building; 19. Afghanistan: Country presentation; 20. Bangladesh: Country presentation; 21. Bhutan: Country presentation; 22. India: Country presentation; 23. Nepal: Country presentation; 24. Pakistan: Country presentation; 25. Dynamics of FMDV emergence and spread within regions; Progress and gaps to achieve rapid threat detection Keynote; 26. Approaches to post vaccination monitoring; 27. The role of Asian buffalo in the epidemiology of FMD; 28. FMD: Carrier state and role of carrier buffalo as source of transboundary spread in South East Asia and China; 29. Risk based strategies for the control of emerging strains of FMD virus in Buthan; 30. Brief presentations from sponsors (available upon request); 32. Socio-economic impacts of FMD on the dairy sector of India; 33. The changing concept of FMD diagnostics: from central to local services; 34. FMD diagnostics: Current developments and application in the context of FMD control in endemic countries; 35. Diagnostics services by subnational FMD labs: kits and quality assurance, future needs.; 36. Structure and trends of India´s livestock sector and implications for FMD control; 37. FMD control in the huge market/fattening complexes; 38. The role of OIE in transforming science into practise and policy making; 39. Putting it together: The potential role of modeling to explore the impact of FMD control options in endemic countries; 40. The global Foot and Mouth Disease Research Alliance (GFRA): Current actions and future perspective