The Shiraz Declaration

It was at a workshop held in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran, 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, that the Shiraz Declaration was signed in 2008 launching the Progressive Control Pathway for West Eurasia countries.

FAO-EuFMD/EC/OIE Tripartite Meeting on control of FMD and other exotic diseases in the Southern Balkans27th February 2017 - Sofia, Bulgaria 

A meeting of the FAO- EuFMD/EC/OIE Tripartite on the Control of FMD and other exotic diseases in the Southern Balkans was held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 27th February 2017, with the participation of representatives from the State Veterinary Services of Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, and from the EuFMD, OIE , FAO and EU Commission.


FAO-EuFMD/EC/OIE Tripartite Meeting on control of FMD and other exotic diseases in the Southern Balkans - 31 August- 1 September 2015- Alexandroupolis, Greece 

ReportAppendix 1: Agenda; Appendix 2: List of participants (in report); Appendix 3: Epidemiological situation for S&GP, PPR and BT –Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) Situation in Turkish Thrace; Appendix 4: 1st occurrence of Lumpy Skin disease in Greece (Evros) Not available; Appendix 5: Control of FMD and other exotic diseases in Bulgaria – LSD.Appendix 6:  Epidemiological situation for SGP, PPR and BT –and Blue tongue disease in TurkeyAppendix 7: Sheep and Goat Pox in GreeceAppendix 8:  Peste de Petits Ruminants (PPR) – Greece; Appendix 9 (not available; Appendix 10: FMD situation in TurkeyShort video



11th Joint Permanent Committee of the REMESA, Algeria 24-25 November 2015

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FAO-EuFMD/EC/OIE Tripartite meeting on control of FMD and other exotic diseases in the Southern Balkans, Turkey, Istanbul 22 November 2013 -


2nd FAO/OIE Global conference on Foot and Mouth Disease control, 27-29 June 2012, Bangkok, Thailand

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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

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


Global Foot and Mouth Disease Research Update and Gap Analysis, compiled and written by Drs Lucy Robinson and Theo Knight-Jones