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Animals are still being vaccinated despite challenges. ©FAO/Luis Tato

Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR): FAO calls for more funding to eradicate the disease by 2030

10/12/2021

The vaccination programme is ongoing despite price surges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called on donors and Members to increase funding to fight Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), which the United Nations agency,  together with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), aims to eradicate by 2030.

PPR, also known as sheep and goat plague, is a fast-spreading viral disease that affects and kills small ruminants, mostly goats and sheep, in over 70 countries in Africa, the Near East and Asia. Its global economic impact is estimated at up to $2.1 billion, with over 300 million of the world’s poorest rural families depending on small ruminants for their livelihoods.

FAO, the OIE and partners have been tasked with helping eliminate the disease by 2030, with the first phase of the PPR Global Eradication Programme supported mainly by the affected countries, who have contributed to date almost $1 billion. Funding commitments to secure $340 million for the critical second phase, scheduled to begin in 2022, are needed.

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