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The European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD)


The Commission works with Member countries on their preparedness, with European neighbors to put in place sustainable control programmes, to support and promote the global strategy for Progressive Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease through close partnership with DG-SANTE of the European Commission (EC), with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE).

The Commission produces the following reports, also in collaboration with partners and stakeholders including:

Global Monthly Report
The Commission publishes a monthly report on the FMD Disease situation, based on information sources which include databases such as EMPRES-AH/GLEWS, EMPRES-i, OIE WAHID, WRLFMD.

General Session
General sessions are held every two years at FAO headquarters in Rome and are attended by representatives of all Member States and observers.

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee of the EuFMD meets every six months. maintains an oversight and guidance on the components development while the workplan is implemented by the EuFMD Secretariat. The Committee seek support from DG-SANTE for those parts of the programme it is able to support and to leverage support from the member states.

Research Group
The Research group contribute to resolving technical issues through review of the latest research, will provide expert scientific opinion as a result of their individual expertise in FMD research.

Regional FMD Roadmaps
Regional roadmap meetings are organized within the seven major virus Pools, to consolidate a long-term vision for control under the Global Framework for progressive control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs). These meeting convene under a collaboration between FAO, OIE, EuFMD, regional economic communities and regional organisations.

World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease
The reports of the World Reference Laboratory for FMD (WRLFMD), are distributed quarterly by focal points of the FAO and OIE Reference laboratories for FMD.

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