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Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) in South Africa :: African swine fever in Chad:: Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia in Senegal :: Foot and mouth disease in Namibia

OIE successfully concludes PPR pilot vaccination trials in West Africa

Paris, 3 October 2014. During a two-day meeting at the OIE Headquarters in Paris, around 30 experts presented and discussed the results of the VSPA-PPR pilot project (Vaccine Standards and Pilot approach to peste des petits ruminants control in Africa). This 24-month project was initiated by the OIE, at the request and with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and implemented in Burkina Faso and Ghana. Read more....


OIE experts review current knowledge on Ebola virus disease

Paris, 6 October 2014. The OIE technical information sheet on Ebola virus disease has been prepared and reviewed by internationally regarded scientific experts, including experts from OIE global Reference Centres and Working Group on wildlife, and was subsequently endorsed by the OIE Scientific Commission on Animal Diseases Read more....


OIE appoints new OIE Representative for Southern Africa

Paris, 1 octobre 2014. The Director-General of the OIE has today appointed Dr. Moetapele Letshwenyo as new OIE Sub-Regional Representative for Southern Africa, based in Gaborone, Botswana. This appointment follows the appointment of Dr. Neo Mapitse, the current Representative, as Deputy-Head of the OIE Animal Health Information Department in Paris. Our new colleague is a national of Botswana, veterinarian (BVMS), graduated from the Veterinary School of the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), followed by a Masters' degree (MSc) in Preventative Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) awarded by the University of California, Davis, USA Read more....


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World Rabies Day : A joint AU-IBAR, FAO-RAF and OIE-RR/AF message

Nairobi, Accra, Bamako. 25 September 2014. With World Rabies Day 2014 only a few days away, the Directors and Senior Animal Health Officers of the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), the African representations of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) today are making a joint appeal to Chief Veterinary Officers of the 54 member states in Africa to mobilise for the fight against rabies, one of the most deadly zoonotic diseases in Africa. Read more....




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Appointments of OIE delegates in Africa

01/10/2014 Chad : Dr Mahamat Guinde
24/09/2014 Tunisia : Dr Malek Zrelli
17/09/2014 Tanzania : Dr Abdu Hayghaimo
15/09/2014 Libya : Dr Bahij Ammar
03/09/2014 Liberia : Dr Elizabeth Seklau Wiles
30/05/2014 South Sudan : Dr Jacob Korok
14/05/2014 Somalia : Dr Habiba Sheikh Hassan Hamud
14/04/2014 Gambia : Dr Abdou Ceesay
16/03/2014 Benin : Dr Byll Ouro Kperou Gado
14/03/2014 Mali : Dr Halimatou Kone Traoré

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10.2014 Closure PPR/VSPA project
10.2014 World Rabies Day in Bamako, Mali
10.2014 OIE experts review on Ebola virus
10.2014 New OIE SRR for Southern Africa
09.2014 World Rabies Day (WRD)
09.2014 WRD : Joint AU, FAO, OIE statement
09.2014 New OIE 2014 Aquatic Code in pdf
09.2014 FMD Meeting in North Africa
08.2014 OIE supports PRAPS design

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Latest reports and proceedings from conferences, seminars and workshops, held in Africa

African Livestock Futures :: Realizing the potential of livestock for food security, poverty reduction and the environment in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Mario Herrero, Petr Havlík, John Murray McIntire,
Amanda Palazzo & Hugo Valin.
Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Food Security and Nutrition and UN System Influenza Coordinator (UNSIC).
August 21st, 2014
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Report of the meeting of the Regional Commission for Africa at the 82nd OIE General Session
May 26th, 2014
Paris, France (0.5 Mb)

 

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