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Talks with new head of World Organisation for Animal Health

Focus on joint work FAO-OIE initiatives

FAO Director-General with OIE Director-General, Monique Eloit.

11 February 2016, Rome - FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva today met the newly appointed World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Director-General, Monique Eloit, for talks that focused on ongoing joint initiatives to stem transboundary animal diseases and high impact ones that can affect human health directly.

These include the successful campaign to eradicate rinderpest, and coordinated efforts to control highly pathogenic avian influenza, Peste des Petits Ruminants and foot-and-mouth disease, as well as joint actions on curbing antimicrobial resistance in the agriculture and food producing sector.

Watch Eloit's remarks following the meeting: