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

Adapting the PCP

The Progressive Control Pathway (PCP) is a stepwise approach increasingly used for the reduction, elimination and eradication of a range of major livestock and zoonotic diseases. PCPs provide systemic frameworks for planning and evaluating field interventions and enable realistic disease control objectives to be defined and achieved.

Initial PCP stages focus on the establishment of national coordination structures, stakeholder engagement, developing technical capacities, data collection and management, and pilot field interventions.

Whilst the Progressive Control Pathway is a tool originating and applied mostly in the context of Foot-and-mouth disease, its benefits are being developed and applied in a similar manner, to other diseases. Currently, the development of PCP is being applied to diseases such as, African Animal Tripanosomiasis (PAAT), Rabies and Peste des Petit Ruminants (PPR).