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....
Recent outbreaks in Africa (as notified to the OIE)
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