FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Regional training workshop on risk-based approaches for peste des petits ruminants prevention, control and eradication

Virtual event , 31/01/2022 - 04/02/2022

Participating countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine

The Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Global Control and Eradication Strategy was approved in 2015 under the umbrella of the Global Framework for the progressive control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs) with the objectives to eradicate PPR by 2030, reinforce veterinary services, and to reduce the impact of other major infectious diseases on small ruminants. In parallel, a research-based project of FAO, in collaboration with the Autonomous University of Barcelona aims to identify areas around the Black Sea Basin at higher risk of spread of transboundary ruminant diseases, including PPR. Target countries include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkey, and Ukraine.

In the last PPR Regional Consultation meeting for the Economic Cooperation Organization countries held in October 2021 organized under the GF-TADs umbrella, countries identified capacity constraints and training needs. To this end, at the regional training workshop, project countries will be able to fill some of the knowledge gaps and progress towards controlling and eradicating Peste des Petits Ruminants.

Languages: English with simultaneous translation to Russian

Objectives:

i)                    Present basic concepts of PPR, its epidemiology, risk factors and management, the status of disease in the region, and the stepwise approach of the Global Control and Eradication Strategy;

ii)                   Train countries through practical examples of risk analysis and risk mapping, demonstrating its importance as a tool to progress through the stages of the PPR Strategy;

iii)                 Rank PPR risk factors in the different countries;

iv)                 Inform on AITS implementation;

v)                   Inform on the OIE procedure for official recognition of PPR free status and endorsement of official PPR control programmes.