Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health - Strategic action plan 2018–2022

Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health - Strategic action plan 2018–2022
Jul 2018

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 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.

Today 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.

EMC-AH is adapting to the changing environment with its 2018–2022 strategy to meet the global needs of national, regional and international stakeholders. By advancing, broadening and refining its work, EMC-AH aims to support all components of emergency management, in close collaboration with partners and in line with the level of commitment and resources. This new way of working will offer a holistic and sustainable international platform to reduce the impact of animal health emergencies.