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....
Meeting on the evolution of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in North Africa
Tunis, 10 September 2014. The OIE Sub Regional Representation for North Africa organised a meeting in Tunis on 10 and 11 September 2014 about the FMD epidemic occurring in 2014 in the North African Region Read more....
OIE participates in the design of the Regional Project for Support to Pastoralism in the Sahel
Bamako, 15 August 2014. The OIE has just concluded the last in a series of 6 project design mission, conducted in the framework of the World Bank funded PRAPS project, the Regional Project for Support to Pastoralism in the Sahel (Projet Régional d’Appui au Pastoralisme dans le Sahel) Read more....
Prof. Louis Nel (South Africa) appointed Executive Director of GARC
Pretoria, 23 July 2014. On July 1st 2014, Professor Louis Nel of the University of Pretoria, South Africa, took over as the Global Alliance on Rabies Control’s (GARC) new Executive Director from Dr Deborah Briggs, who stepped down after 7 years as Executive Director, but will remain an integral part of the GARC board. Louis Nel has a long-standing track record of interacting with the OIE, both in Paris and in Botswana, as well as with the WHO and the FAO, and associated rabies collaborating centres and rabies reference laboratories. Prof. Nel will now become the driving force behind the annual World Rabies Day events. The OIE and the OIE Regional Representations in Africa congratulate Prof. Nel on this important appointment, as an African, and as an accomplished scientist.
In May 2014, GARC signed a Cooperation Agreement with the OIE with a view to encouraging collaboration between the two organizations on issues of common interest
OIE Africa website celebrates 100,000 visits since 2008
Bamako, 21 July 2014. The OIE Africa website today exceeded 100,000 visits (hits) since it's (re)launch in 2008. To date, the site has been visited by +34,000 visitors (invididual IP addresses) from 185 different countries. Most of the visits originate from countries where the OIE has offices (Bamako, Gaborone, Nairobi, Paris, Tunis) and from the USA, South Africa, Algeria, Morocco, the UK, Senegal and Belgium (including the European Commission, Council and Parliament) Have a look at the statistics...
Recent outbreaks in Africa (as notified to the OIE)
24/09/2014 Tunisia : Dr Malek Zrelli
17/09/2014 Tanzania : Dr Abdu Hayghaimo
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
10/10/2013 Kenya : Dr Kisa Juma Ngeiywa