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The OIE-WAHIS project

The OIE has redesigned and upgraded WAHIS to a technologically advanced yet user-friendly form with many previously unavailable features. We call this new platform OIE-WAHIS. Release 1 of this new platform is currently available. The core of the system will be completed by the end of 2021, and will continue to evolve, allowing users to take advantage of a modern and dynamic platform to report their animal health situation.

December 2018 video: Discover the new OIE-WAHIS




The refreshed and renovated WAHIS platform will make it easier for users to collect and report information – and upload data from their own databases. The new interface will also allow for data to be viewed, analysed and extracted more rapidly and in different formats. Other features of the platform will include the following:

  • OIE-WAHIS will provide high-quality and reliable geospatial data, which will enable OIE Member Countries to undertake comprehensive risk analyses. Maps will be interactive, allowing for a dynamic display of information on animal diseases.
  • Data from OIE-WAHIS will be usable in a variety of analytic programmes.
  • OIE-WAHIS will provide straightforward and standardized ways to interconnect with other international or regional information systems and integrate other valuable data sources, so that users can share and mutually enrich data in collaboration with OIE stakeholders.
  • The genomic data linked to epidemiological data in WAHIS+ will strengthen disease traceability and contribute to analyses on genetic epidemiology.
  • The WAHIS Alerts mobile application will be updated to provide a faster dissemination of disease alerts and instant access to disease notifications.

OIE-WAHIS will be a nimble and flexible platform, built to evolve as novel information technologies are developed or international standards change.

For more information:

December 2018: Brochure OIE-WAHIS, 8 pages


Launch calendar


Governance of the renovation project

The renovation project benefits from a solid operational management with its dedicated project team, which includes a Project Leader, a Business Project Manager and an IT Project Manager. Given that WAHIS is a major pillar of the OIE mandate to the global community, the OIE has in addition defined a specific governance for the WAHIS renovation project, through four different committees involving a large range of users and partners:

Learn more about the Strategic Advisory Committee