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7th FAO/OIE Regional Steering Committee Meeting on Global Framework for Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs) for Asia and the Pacific

17-18 July 2013 ::: Tokyo, Japan

The GF-TADs for Asia and the Pacific encourages the creation of regional alliances and partnerships and the definition of a common vision and subsequent Regional Action Plans for the control of priority TADs in the region. In this regard, it addresses disease priorities in the context of emerging threats and One Health developments. Asia and the Pacific is a culturally, geographically, politically, socially, linguistically and economically extremely diverse region. Geographically it has the largest human and animal populations and animal proteins resources. There have been resurgence and outbreaks of many high impact TADs in the Region including Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), Classical Swine Fever (CSF), Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) and Rabies. Taking these facts into account, the Region could be potential source of many emerging infectious diseases, as well as zoonotic diseases. Potential impact on Pacific Islands, even with their small animal populations is important since they are relatively free of major high impact TADs in comparison to many Asian countries. Emphasis in this sub-region is on prevention of and response to TADs including zoonoses. Because of the limited veterinary infrastructure and complexity of the Asia-Pacific Region as already described, animal disease prevention and control are not very efficient in many ways. For these reasons, GF-TADs, a very important framework to provide guideline, direction and most of all, coordination among members and partners, must be customized to regional needs.

List of presentations

  1. Strengthening Veterinary Services in Asia
  2. Progress in Rabies Control Strategies from WHO Perspective
  3. Results oriented monitoring HPED programme
  4. Progress of EU HPED Programme - FAO Component 2012-2013
  5. Progress of Rabies Control from OIE perspective
  6. OIE PVS pathway: Lessons learnt and impacts in Thailand
  7. Report of the GF-TADs Regional Steering Committee, including the 5-year GF-TADs Action Plan
  8. Impacts and Perspectives from the Philippines ::: OIE Regional Vaccine Banks ::: OIE PVS Pathway
  9. FAO RAP Initiatives on Rabies Control and Prevention
  10. European Union funded Regional Cooperation Programme on HPED in Asia (WHO component)
  11. Report of the ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Livestock (ASWGL)
  12. GF-TADS Progress and Activity Report ::: SPC Region
  13. Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific (APHCA)
  14. Report of the President of the OIE Regional Commission for Asia, the Far East and Oceania
  15. Epidemiology Capacity Development (support from FAO) ::: View from ASEAN
  16. Experiences and Thoughts on H7N9 Control
  17. Rabies Control in China 
  18. Perspective from ASEAN ::: WHO support activities
  19. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  20. Regional Capacity Development and Networking Program to Improve TADs Surveillance and Control

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