Based on PVS Evaluation and PVS Gap Analysis results over the last decade, the OIE has identified priority gaps at global level, for which it has developed a suit of PVS Pathway targeted support, as further options for PVS Pathway engagement by its Member Countries:
In partnership, the World Health Organization (WHO) and OIE are rolling out interactive workshops targeting a truly operational One Health approach at national level. The workshops, with equal participation by the Human Health and Animal Health sectors, enable countries to jointly develop a road map to improve intersectoral collaboration, thus strengthening capacity to address major health security risks, many of which are zoonotic.
The VLSP was developed to provide countries with the opportunity to have their legislation in the veterinary domain systematically reviewed by VLSP experts, identify gaps and weakness in that legislation, strengthen their capacity in legal drafting and develop new legislation.
The PVS Pathway Laboratory Mission was developed to provide in-depth analysis of the pertinence and efficiency of the national laboratory network, including an appropriate balance of personnel, infrastructure, equipment and operational funding (e.g. reagents) based on national diagnostic needs.
To support the quality of veterinary education and help ensure that Day 1 veterinary graduates have the necessary competencies, the OIE developed the following documents for its Member Countries: OIE Recommendations on the Competencies of graduating veterinarians (‘Day 1 graduates’) and the OIE Guidelines on Veterinary Education Core Curriculum. In a parallel effort, the OIE has developed the OIE Competency Guidelines for Veterinary Paraprofessionals and the OIE Curricula Guidelines for Veterinary Paraprofessionals . the model core curricula to support the competencies for Veterinary Para-professionals (VPPs).
The regulation of the training, qualifications and performance of veterinarians and veterinary paraprofessionals is an important aspect of a strong national Veterinary Services. Towards that end, the OIE developed a VSB Twinning programme through which Member Countries who wish to develop a VSB or strengthen an existing one can receive guidance from another Member Country. The implementation of that programme is currently evolving to provide new targeted approaches to provide support for VSBs.
The National Focal Points assist the Delegate in fulfilling his/her responsibilities to the OIE, in certain areas of specialisation, in order to ensure a standard setting process that is transparent and fully participatory among OIE Member Countries. Since 2014, the OIE has been undertaking regular training activities targeting national Focal Points. There is currently a strong leadership commitment to modernise the OIE training system to ensure it remains fit for purpose and aligned with OIE member Countries’ needs.
The OIE is providing support to its Member Countries to explore, plan and implement Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the delivery of Veterinary Services. Support is based on guidelines the OIE has developed through an in depth and consultative process, Guidelines for Public-Private Partnerships in the Veterinary Domain (the “OIE PPP Handbook”).