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Global Rinderpest Action Plan

The Global Rinderpest Action Plan (GRAP) is an OIE-FAO joint document that lays out the roles and responsibilities of all relevant stakeholders in the 5 stages of the emergency management cycle (prepare, prevent, detect, respond, recover) related to a potential re-emergence of rinderpest. The GRAP is largely based on the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code chapter on Infection with rinderpest virus along with elements from the FAO Good Emergency Management Practice publication, and complements all national and regional contingency plans. This document enables Veterinary Services to identify and prioritize gaps to be addressed to best prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the consequences of a rinderpest outbreak in the post-eradication era. It includes provisions for the management and deployment of the rinderpest vaccine reserves, held by OIE-FAO designated Rinderpest Holding Facilities.




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 Joint Advisory Committee

The FAO and the OIE have formed a Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) made up of seven of the most highly qualified individuals. The JAC also provides guidance to the Directors General of the OIE and FAO in, among others, approving rinderpest research proposals and high containment facilities responsible for safeguarding the virus.

Central pillars to the OIE’s role in the post-eradication era are the FAO-OIE rinderpest Joint Advisory Committee and the OIE Reference Laboratories for rinderpest; both provide technical support to the OIE.

Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) Meeting reports

Global freedom   What is rinderpest?   Eradication programmes   Post-eradication phase    International collaboration   Media resources