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Vacancy Announcement: Head of the OIE Science Department

Paris, 10 December 2018. The OIE invites applications for the position of Head of the Science Department, based in Paris. Apply by 7 January 2019...read more...

17th REMESA JPC Meeting (Paris)

Paris, 28 November 2018. Under the auspice of the co-presidency of France and Morocco - the Joint OIE and FAO secretariat (based in Tunis) – organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of France (through its “Direction Générale de l’Alimentation - DGAL”) the 17th meeting of the REMESA Joint Permanent Committee that was held in Paris (France) on 27-28 November 2018...read more...

WTO Border Agency Cooperation Workshop (Cape Town)

Cape Town, 16 November 2018. In most countries, traditionally, border control is the responsibility of Customs and Immigration Authorities. However, over time and with increasing complexity of international trade and sophistication of import controls, other more technically oriented authorities have engaged in dispatching their own staff to border crossings, in order to safeguard their mandate – these include animal and crop health, public health, trade, security and others...read more...

Training wildlife focal points (Kasane)

Kasane, 9 November 2018. Since 2010, there have been four (4) training courses for focal points for wildlife for both the African and Middle East regions; therefore the current training was the fifth (i.e. 5th Cycle)...read more...

Memorandum of Understanding with COMESA signed

Lusaka, 12 November 2018. On 29 June 2018, the Director General of the OIE, Dr Monique Eloit and the Executive Secretary General of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), H.E. Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which has now officially been released...read more...

The OIE Rinderpest Challenge: the winners

Paris, 7 November 2018. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has officially closed the OIE Rinderpest Challenge. For the duration of four weeks, players across the globe competitively diagnosed patients in order to find the outbreak of Rinderpest and win points for their country...read more...

OIE Training on animal welfare (Maseru)

Maseru, 12 October 2018. The OIE has been running several training courses for OIE Focal Points (animal welfare, animal disease notification, aquatic animal diseases, veterinary laboratories, veterinary products, wildlife surveillance, etc.) since the early 2000s...read more...

ØIE GAME ØF RINDERPEST VIGILANCE Global Challenge... launching tomorrow

Paris, 3 October 2018. In 2011 the deadly Rinderpest virus was eradicated, but a few years later...
the disease is back! Will you be able to find the source of the outbreak in time to avoid its spread worldwide? read more...

Training Laboratory focal points Africa (Tunis)

Tunis, 20 September 2018. The Regional Seminar for OIE National Focal Points for Veterinary Laboratories was organised in Tunis (Tunisia) from 18 to 20 September 2018 by the OIE Programmes Department and the OIE Sub Regional Representation for North Africa, respectively for technical and organisational aspects...read more...

Vacancy Announcement: Deputy-Head of the OIE World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department

Paris, 20 September 2018. Interested by a position on analysis of global animal health information ? Deadline for application extended to October 3rd...read more...

Visit of OIE Director General to African Union, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, 12 September 2018. H.E. Amb. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, the African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture (REA) on 12 September played host to Dr Monique Eloit, OIE Director-General. Dr Eloit was accompanied by Dr Karim Tounkara, OIE Regional Representative for Africa and Dr. Patrick Bastiaensen, Programme Officer at the OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Eastern Africa...read more...

FAO OIE EU Conference on PPR (Brussels)

Brussels, 7 September 2018. Following the inaugural PPR Global Conference held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire in 2015, the FAO and OIE jointly organised the second Global Conference on the Eradication of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), in a bid to establish a technical and financial consensus to implement the first 5-year action plan towards eradication of this disease of goats and sheep (2017 – 2021), the aim still being to get rid of this sheep and goat plague by the year 2030, i.e. in 12 years’ time...read more...

2018 editions of the OIE Terrestrial and Aquatic Codes

Paris, 13 August 2018. The 2018 editions of the OIE Terrestrial and Aquatic Codes are now available online and for downloading in single-file pdf format...read more...

OIE PVS Pathway orientation training (Africa)

Johannesburg and Dakar, 12 July 2018. As part of the re-branding of the Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) Tool of the OIE, more than ten years after its inception, the OIE continues to roll-out its programme of orientation training of national veterinary staff and representatives of regional organisations for a better understanding of the OIE PVS Tool and its ramifications...read more...

OIE Regional Seminar for the National Focal Points for Communication (Africa)

Tunis, 28 June 2018. The third OIE Seminar for the National Focal Points for Communication (NFPS) was organised in Tunis (Tunisia) from 26 to 28 June 2018. The seminar was organised by the OIE Communication Unit and the OIE Sub Regional Representation for North Africa, respectively for technical and organisational aspects...read more...

Jane Lwoyero appointed in Nairobi

Nairobi, 10 July 2018.
Dr. Jane Lwoyero joined the OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Eastern Africa on 2 July 2018 as Programme Officer for antimicrobial resistance...read more...

GF-TADs Eastern Africa FMD Roadmap (Entebbe)

Entebbe, 5 July 2018.
In order to reduce the FMD burden, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) developed a 15-year Global FMD control tool in 2012 known as the Foot and Mouth Disease Progressive Control Pathway (FMD-PCP)...read more...

Ólafur Valsson appointed in Gaborone

Gaborone, 10 July 2018.
Dr Ólafur Valsson, a veterinarian by training and experienced auditor of competent authorities and private entities, on international standards on animal health and veterinary public health, joined the OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa on 15 June 2018 as Programme Officer for antimicrobial resistance...read more...

Visit of OIE Director General to South Africa

Pretoria, 8 June 2018.
Taking advantage of her attendance at the SADC Joint Council of Ministers meeting of Ministers of Agriculture, Food Security, and Fisheries and Aquaculture in Johannesburg on June 8th, Dr Monique Eloit, Director General of OIE conducted several side meetings with the national veterinary services of South African and its partner organisations, including donors and trading partners...read more...

Vacancy Announcement: Head of the OIE Status Department

Paris, 27 May 2018.
New senior management position at the OIE in Paris – Head of the Status Department. Apply before June 18th...read more...

The 86th General Session of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) : highlights and relevance for Africa…

Paris, 25 May 2018.
Up to 950 participants, representing national Delegates from 150 out of 181 Member Countries of the OIE and around 60 international, intergovernmental, regional and national organisations participated in the event. The Opening Ceremony was held in the presence of some 38 Ministers and members of government of OIE Member Countries, as well as the President of the OIE, Dr Botlhe Michael Modisane (South Africa), and the Director General of the OIE, Dr Monique Eloit...read more...

New OIE Competency Guidelines for Veterinary Para-Professionals (VPP)

Paris, 18 May 2018.
The OIE has just published its competency guidelines for veterinary para-professionals (VPP)...read more...

OIE - USDA training on avian influenza surveillance

Pretoria, 24 April 2018.
The OIE, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) Regional Office for Southern Africa, and the Onderstepoort Veterinary Research Institute (OVI) of South Africa, organised a training workshop on Avian Influenza (AI) Surveillance for OIE focal points for animal disease notification and for wildlife surveillance, for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region...read more...

16th meeting of the REMESA Joint Permanent Committee

Mohammedia, 19 April 2018.
Under the auspice of the co-presidency of France and Morocco - the Joint OIE and FAO secretariat (based in Tunis) – organised in collaboration with the Moroccan Authority the 16th meeting of the REMESA Joint Permanent Committee that was held in Morocco (Mohammedia) on 18-19 April 2018...read more...

Dr Segenet Kelemu, icipe Director General among recipients of the Women Economic Forum’s highest recognition, Women of the Decade Award

New Dehli , 1 May 2018.
Dr Segenet Kelemu, the Director General of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) is among the recipients of the 2018 Women of the Decade award, the highest recognition conferred by the Women Economic Forum (WEF); icipe hosts - amongst others - the OIE Collaborating Centre for "Bee Health in Africa", based in Nairobi, Kenya...read more...

7th REEV-Med Executive Committee meeting

Tunis, 12 April 2018.
The 7th REEV-Med Executive Committee (EC) meeting was held in Tunis (Tunisia) on 12 April 2018. It was officially opened by the President, Prof. Nihad Fejzić (Bosnia and Herzegovina). The Honorary President, Prof. André Laurent Parodi (France), the Vice-president, Prof. Ehab Abu-Basha (Jordan), the Treasurer, Dr Isabelle Chmitelin (France), the Secretary Prof. Abdelfettah Ettriqui and Prof. Pier Paolo Gatta (Italy) were also present...read more...

Launch of the first twinning of VSB’s in Africa

Irene, 20 April 2018.
Following the signing of a contract between the OIE and the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) on 28 January 2018, the Twinning Agreement between the SAVC and the Veterinary Council of Tanzania (VCT) was formally launched at the SAVC offices in Pretoria on 20 April 2018...read more...

OIE Regional Seminar on Rabies in Southern Africa

Windhoek, 12 April 2018.
Under the framework of the ongoing project on Rabies Elimination in Namibia, managed by the OIE, with technical support from the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, with financial support from the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of Namibia...read more...

OIE PVS Pathway orientation training

Addis Ababa, 29 March 2018.
More than 40 Ethiopian veterinary professionals took part in the first national OIE PVS Pathway orientation training workshop, in Addis Ababa, last week. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is governed –as its name indicates- under a federal system with nine Regional States (and two Chartered Cities), each enjoying considerable autonomy...read more...

OIE Standards for Safe International Trade

Nairobi, 22 March 2018.
More countries in Africa could engage in more open regional and international trade of animals and animal products, such as milk, meat, eggs and honey, if there was a better understanding of the principles of international trade as described in the World Trade Organization’s Agreement...read more...

Two vacancies for a Regional Technical Officer Antimicrobial Resistance.

Gaborone, Nairobi, 20 March 2018.
Two vacancies for a Regional Technical Officer Antimicrobial Resistance. Apply online by 6 April 2018...read more...

Dr Andrea Britton joins the Representation in Gaborone as Programme Officer

Gaborone, 05 March 2018.
Dr Andrea Britton, experienced veterinarian and public health consultant, joined the OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Southern Africa on the 5 February 2018 as Programme Officer. Dr Britton is an Australian and brings significant experience in rabies control and elimination from Indian and South-East Asia through her role on the Board of Vets Beyond Borders...read more...

World Wildlife Day 2018 - Big Cats, Predators under Threat

Bamako, 28 February 2018.
Big cats are among the most widely recognized and admired animals across the globe. However, today these charismatic predators are facing many and varied threats, which are mostly caused by human activities. Overall, their populations are declining at a disturbing rate due to loss of habitat and prey, conflicts with people, poaching and illegal trade...read more...

One Health – OIE & WHO National Bridging Workshop (Rabat)

Rabat, 26 January 2018.
The OIE and WHO organised the National Bridging Workshop (NBW) in Rabat, Morocco, from 22 to 26 January 2018 convening together about 50 participants coming from medical and veterinary sectors (from regional to central levels)...read more...

Abidjan welcomes 23 African countries for the fifth training of the OIE Focal Points for veterinary products.

Abidjan, 18 January 2018.
The 5th cycle regional training seminar for OIE National Focal Points for Veterinary Products was organized by the OIE Regional Representation for Africa, from 16 to 18 January 2018 in Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) under the responsibility and with the contribution and technical assistance of the OIE’s Science and New Technologies Department...read more...

Dr Thomas Dulu joins the Nairobi office as programme officer

Nairobi, 12 January 2018.
Dr Thomas Daido Dulu has just joined the OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Eastern Africa as Programme Officer, on a three-year secondment by the Government of Kenya...read more...

2018

Bamako, Gaborone, Nairobi, Tunis, 1 January 2018.
The whole OIE Africa team wishes you an excellent new year 2018. Let us join forces to protect animals and thus preserve our future...read more...