Peste des petits ruminants

Programme objectives

The PPR GEP lays the foundation for eradicating PPR by first reducing its prevalence in the countries currently infected. The programme will also develop the capacity for non-infected countries to demonstrate the absence of PPR virus (PPRV), as a basis for official OIE endorsement of PPR-free status. Over the five years of the programme, national VS will become key players in its successful implementation. Where appropriate, the programme will additionally support activities to reduce the prevalence of other prioritized small ruminant diseases (SRD), in particular those with the best chance of boosting the PPR GEP’s objectives. The 62 countries that report PPR presence and the 14 suspected of being infected or at risk will be the PPR GEP’s main focus.