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First phase of PPR global eradication effort taking shape

FAO and OIE conclude successful peer review expert meeting to gather feedback on workplan for first five year programme for PPR eradication

14 July 2016. The first five-year phase of the global programme to eradicate Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) has taken a step closer to finalization, following a two day strategy session (11-12 July) at FAO’s Rome headquarters that brought together animal health experts, government representatives, livestock professionals and other stakeholders from around the world [...]

 

Livestock-related interventions during emergencies: A technical manual is now available


Credits: © FAO13 July 2016. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide depend on livestock for their livelihoods. Livestock is particularly important as a source of food and income in some of the areas most affected by natural and human-induced disasters, whether it is in Sub-Saharan Africa or the Near East for example [...]

 

As H5N1 spreads in West and Central Africa FAO calls for increased vigilance


Credits: © FAO13 July 2016. Cameroon becomes latest country in region to detect virulent bird flu. Countries across West and Central Africa are on alert as the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1continues to spread across the region, with Cameroon becoming the latest African country to detect the disease. The strain can infect and cause death in humans and kills poultry at a high rate [...]