Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a contagious transboundary disease which has severe negative socio-economic impacts on the income of livestock farmers and, in particular, the livelihoods and food security of the most vulnerable rural communities, notably of women.
The OIE and the FAO, in their joint strategy for control and eradication of PPR, have set the goal of eradicating the disease by 2030.
The similarity between PPR virus and rinderpest virus allows for the lessons learned from rinderpest eradication to be used in the PPR eradication strategy.
PPR is one of the priority diseases of the FAO-OIE Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs) five Year Action Plan (2013-2017).
In 2015, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, high-level authorities and Chief Veterinary Officers from 70 countries endorsed the PPR Global Control and Eradication Strategy, which has been confirmed through the adoption of the Resolution N°25 voted at the 84th OIE General Session of the World Assembly of OIE Delegates. In line with the recommendations of the above mentioned conference, the FAO and OIE have established a joint secretariat which will oversee the implementation of the adopted Strategy.