Peste des petits ruminants

Programme approach

The PPR GEP is a multi-country, multi-stage process that will decrease epidemiological risk levels and increase prevention and control. The four stages sets out involve assessment, control, eradication and maintenance of PPR-free status.

Regardless of the stage in which a country initially places itself, it will be supported to achieve the capacity it needs for the five key elements of PPR prevention and control: diagnostic system; surveillance system; prevention and control system; legal framework; and stakeholder involvement. Putting these five elements in place will enable any country to move with confidence to the next stage of control and eradication.

The PPR Monitoring and Assessment Tool (PMAT), as companion tool of the GCES measures activities and their impacts at each stage by requiring countries to input epidemiological and activities-based evidence, which it converts into guidance and milestones.

Because of the transboundary nature of PPR, the PPR GCES identifies nine regions/subregions and promotes regular regional coordination meetings and exchange of information between stakeholders. The PPR GEP additionally introduces an epizone approach, which combines regions/areas with similar epidemiology into zones and requires concerted control and eradication efforts across regional borders.