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Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health

For a world prepared to manage high impact animal health emergencies

Animal health emergencies are evolving. Infectious diseases and other threats have increasing potential to spread rapidly within a country or around the world. These emergencies can have serious socio-economic and public health consequences. For zoonoses that develop the ability for human to human spread, early response to an animal health emergency could prevent the next pandemic.

Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health (EMC-AH) has been leading global animal health emergency management since 2006. EMC-AH is a joint platform for FAO’s Animal Production and Health, and Emergency and Rehabilitation divisions with the aim of reducing the impact of animal health emergencies.

Assisting countries to manage animal health emergencies protects livelihoods and saves lives

Emergency preparedness capacity in many countries is insufficient and international coordination is too limited to fully understand the risks and reduce the consequences of animal health emergencies.

As the leading global centre of animal health emergency management the EMC-AH provides the platform, tools, support and coordination to enhance country, regional and international preparedness and response capacity. EMC-AH also identifies needs to be addressed for improved prevention, detection and recovery.

EMC-AH works with FAO’s Emergency Prevention System (EMPRES) and Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), with a strategy aligned with that of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other critical partners, in order to protect livelihoods and ensure food security.

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