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Coordination which involves either coordination of global eradication or progressive control for an identified animal disease, such as rinderpest, through the global rinderpest eradication programme (GREP) or encouraging regional initiatives for eradication or progressive control of a given transboundary animal disease.

The GREP Secretariat has been the most important coordinating activity. In Asia, it coordinates the Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific (APHCA), providing for workshops and other means of communication within the Asian region and acting as a source of information for livestock production and disease.

In Southeast Asia, OIE has a co-ordinating role for FMD control. Likewise, with AU-IBAR (PACE), FAO Animal Health Service is in frequent contact with technicians in Africa to promote disease surveillance, investigation and counter-epizootic strategies.

The EMPRES expert consultation is an international panel of livestock experts, together with representatives from partner organisations, which meets annually to advise the Director-General on progress of EMPRES and possible future directions.

FAO and OIE have agreed to set up The Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs) for the mobilisation of increased donor support and technical commitment. The GF-TADs proposes the prevention and progressive control of major TADs by providing assistance and guidance to member countries through existing regional specialised organisations and their regional representation offices. The framework focuses on the disease control at the source of infection and prior to the spread of the disease along EMPRES concepts.


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